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The full list of Philadelphia's 66 problem cops

 

This document lists 66 current or former Philadelphia police officers whomformer District Attorney Seth Williams identified as facing allegations of misconduct on and off the job. 

This 18-page roster puts the officers into three categories to provide guidance for prosecutors:

*“Do Not Call” as a witness in court unless approved by a high-ranking DA. 

*May use as a witness but first inform the defense attorney of the officer's alleged misconduct.

*Use without restriction but be aware of the noted misconduct.

In some cases, background information for officers on the list.


 

Reporting by staff writers Mark Fazlollah, Craig McCoy, Anh Nguyen, Dan Spinelli, Dylan Purcell and Michele Tranquilli

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Name Rank Date of Misconduct Summary of Facts PBI Finding/Arrest Penalty Disclosure Limit on Testimony Notification to Trial Division Lean
Abrams, Anthony PO 6/1/15 PO lied during a departmental investigation and aided and abetted his live-in girlfriend in a prostitution/escort business PBI: 5/16/2017 Found guilty of Lying during a Departmental Investigation, Conduct Unbecoming, and Unapproved Outside Employment Dismissed Disclose, if called Do not call without Deputy approval No Notices Yes
Buzzone, Paul PO 5/26/17 PO charged with DUI Arrest: 5/26/2017 PO charged with DUI and accepted into ARD program for 6 months probation beginning 8/25/2017 n/a Disclose Arrest None CW v. Cooper
CW v. Bennett
Yes
Cartagena, Jose PO 3/11/15 PO assaulted complainant with his fist causing a fractured facial bone, and 5 days later activated his ECW on the same complainant PBI: 8/29/2017 Pled Guilty to Conduct Unbecoming, Unauthorized and/or Excessive Use of Force in Official Capacity, and Neglect of Duty 3 day suspension Disclose in all pending and future cases None CW v. Correra
CW v. Green
CW v. Fratticelli- Aponte
CW v. Hall
CW v. Robinson
CW v. Williams
Yes
Jones, Melville PO 10/19/15 PO filed retaliatory EF.00 complaint PBI: 2/20/2017 Found guilty of Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 2 day suspension None (No evidence of intentional deceit. Personal dispute) None n/a
King, Sean PO 9/18/14 PO changed portions of his patrol log PBI: 2/20/2017 Found guilty of Making false entry in departmental report 3 day suspension None (No intent to materially deceive) None n/a
LaSalle, Anthony Lt 8/25/14 Lt made false entries in DAR and misused 16 hours of time PBI: 4/7/2017 Found guilty of Unspecified Neglect of Duty, and Unspecified Failure to Supervise 7 day suspension None (No material misreprese ntation) None n/a
Livingston, Chris PO 10/9/16 PO engaged in physical fight with another male outside of a wedding reception PBI: 3/30/2017 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 5 day suspension None (Isolated Incident) None n/a
Choudri, Hashaam PO 10/29/16 PO solicited a prostitute PBI: 4/23/2017 Found guilty of Association with Person of Ill Repute and Conduct Unbecoming Dismissed Disclose, if called Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Stanton
CW v. Labrador
Yes
Cummings, Colin PO 2/22/17 PO charged with DUI in Tioga County Arrest: 2/22/2017 PO charged with DUI in Tioga County and placed on ARD probation for one year beginning 3/13/2017 n/a Disclose open ARD/proba tion until 3/13/2018 None CW v. Goldwire
CW v. Seldon
CW v. Leach
CW v. Kegler
CW v. Coleste
CW v. Burton
CW v. Williams
CW v. Jones
CW v. Bolling
Yes
Davis, Stanley PO Pending PO is subject of Federal Investigation an likely to face Federal charges Arrest: Pending n/a Disclose if/when arrested Do not call without Deputy approval Yes
Esack, Robert PO 1/26/16 PO used his knee to strike complainant in the face twice causing broken facial bones PBI: 7/14/2017 PO found Guilty of Conduct Unbecoming and Unauthorized and/or Excessive Use of Force in an official capacity 5 day suspension Disclose in all pending and future cases Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Haskins
CW v. Evans
CW v. Berry
CW v. Dennis
CW v. Armstrong
CW v. Bryant
CW v. Delvalles
CW v. Jackson
CW v. Moreno
CW v. Trush
CW v. Freeman
Yes
Folly, Emmanuel PO 4/25/17 PO was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children (Child Pornography) Arrest: 4/25/2017 Arrested and charged with sexual abuse of children (child pornography) NL: 1/30/2018, PTC n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Mayfield Yes
Graham, Reginald PO 11/1/13 PO investigated by Federal authorities for several alleged acts of corruption PBI: Retired before hearing n/a Disclose, if called Do not call without Deputy approval No Notices Yes
Hall, Shawn PO 5/14/17 PO charged with DUI Arrest: 5/14/2017 PO charged with DUI on ARD probation for one year beginning 12/15/2017 n/a _ Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval None Yes
Harper, Nicholas PO 8/2/17 PO arrested for DUI Arrest: 8/2/2017 PO charged with DUI on ARD probation for one year beginning 12/1/2017 n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. McCorrishn
CW v. Campbell
CW v. Colon
CW v. Shands
CW v. Gaskin
CW v. Andro
CW v. Bollinger
CW v. Farrell
CW v. Adderly
CW v. Reese
CW v. Flowers
Yes
Kennedy, Michael Sgt Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Hatton
CW v. Michell
CW v. Flecha
CW v. Irizarry
CW v. Flores
CW v. Davis, et al
CW v. Strawberry
CW v. Gonzalez
Yes
Klein, Kevin PO 12/24/16 PO charges with SA, DUI and Leaving the scene of an accident. Arrest: 12/20/2017 PO charged with SA, DUI and Leaving the scene of an accident NL: 1/19/2018, Status Disclosure in all cases Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. (not legible)
CW v. Gillard
CW v. Lee
CW v.Breedon
CW v.McCallum
CW v. Anderson
CW v. Taylor
CW v. Snowden
CW v. Davis
CW v. Jorden
CW v. Reed
CW v. Wilson
CW v. Norris
CW v. Myers
CW v. Kabba
CW v. Williams
CW v. Mosely
CW v. Green
CW v. Sims
CW v. Briscoe
CW v. McMillan
Yes
Lewis, Deric PO 12/30/17 PO charged with Simple Assault in Delaware County, PA Arrest: 12/30/2017 PO charged with Simple Assault in Delaware County, PA Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval Traffic Court Yes
Linder, Eric Crp 7/23/17 Crp arrested for DUI Arrest: 7/23/2017 Crp arrested for DUI NL: 1/9/2018, Trial n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval None Yes
Logan, Allen PO 12/27/17 PO arrested for Simple Assault in Atlantic City, NJ Arrest: 12/27/2017 PO arrested for Simplae Assault in Atlantic City, NJ Disclose Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Hines Yes
Long, Michael PO 3/23/17 PO abused dog Arrest: 3/23/2017 Animal Cruelty/PIC NL: 5/7/2018, Trial n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Murphy
CW v. Rose
Yes
Mayhew, Antonio PO 5/3/17 PO charged with AA Arrested 5/3/2017 PO charged with A.A. NL: 2/13/2018, PTC n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval ? Yes
McAdams, Alex PO 10/23/16 PO charged with multiple counts of SA, REAP, TT and Contempt of PFA Arrest: 2/1/2017 PO charged with SA, REAP, TT and Contempt of PFA NL: 3/2/2018, Trial n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval ? Yes
McFadden, Anthony Lt 2014-2015 Lt engaged in sexual text communication with a prostitute on- duty, lied in an IAD interview, drank alcohol then drove city car on-duty, misused city time, and accepted gifts from news reporters PBI: 1/10/2017 Entered into a plea agreement, and plead guilty to lying during an investigation, inappropriate sexual communication, drinking alcohol on duty, driving a city vehicle after drinking alcohol and improper use of department equipment 30 day suspension and Transferred Disclosure in all cases Do not call without Deputy approval No Notices Yes
Nordo, Phillip Det 8/25/17 Det suspended with the intent to dismiss Suspended: 8/25/2017 Det suspended with the intent to dismiss Suspended with the intent to dismiss Disclose if/when arrested Do not call without Deputy approval - No Notices Yes
O'Brien, Steven. Lt 5/26/16 Lt lied in an IAD interview concerning a domestic assault incident with Lt's finance PBI: 1/10/2017 Found guilty Lying during a investigation and Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 15 day suspension Disclose None n/a Yes
Ortiz, Angel PO 9/1/11 PO mishandled evidence in a narcotics investigation, made false entries in PARS and left out important information in communication with other officers PBI: 3/8/2017 Found guilty of making False Entries in a police report, and Failure to follow procedures for handling narcotics 5 day suspension and reprimand Disclose if called Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Forman
CW v. Homes
CW v. Booker
CW v. Howard
CW v. Sullivan
CW v. Hargrove
CW v. Abrams
CW v. Merrick
CW v. Palmer
CW v. Robinson
CW v. Marshall
CW v. Blatch
CW v. Grant
CW v. Merrick
CW v. Marshall
CW v. Blatch
CW v. Grant
Yes
Pownall, Ryan PO Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Lindsay
CW v. Martinez
Yes
Pressley, Shelia Sgt 5/22/14 Sgt physically assaulted another Sgt, made false statement in a police report, and lied during an IAD investigation PBI: 4/7/2017 Found guilty of Lying during an investigation, Engaging in Harassing Conduct towards a police officer and Failure to Properly Supervise 32 day suspension Disclose if called Do not call without Deputy approval No Notices Yes
Pressley, Shelia Sgt 6/12/14 Sgt lied in interview to IAD concerning an EEO complaint that she filed against another officer PBI: 4/3/2017 Found guilty of Lying during an investigation 30 day suspension Disclose, if called Do not call without Deputy approval No Notices Yes
Ricks, Edward PO 10/1/14 PO made false statements in police report (entered wrong driver in accident report) PBI: 8/22/2016 Plead guilty to making a False Entry in a police report 5 day suspension Disclose in all pending and future cases None n/a Yes
Romero, Angelo PO 11/1/16 PO lied in interview to PPD concerning shooting he witnessed _ Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Harvey
CW v. Hall
Yes
Scott, Ross PO 5/18/17 PO charged with AA Arrest: 5/18/2017 PO charged with AA NL: 1/8/2018, FTC n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval ? Yes I
Smith, Brian Sgt 8/25/17 Sgt indicted by US Atty on bribery and lying to federal authorities Suspended: 8/25/2017 Sgt suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss Suspended with the intent to dismiss Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval ? Yes
Smith, Gerald PO 3/5/16 PO charged with Burglary and other related offenses Arrest: 4/282017 PO charged with burglary and other related offenses NL: 1/4/2018, Trial n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval ? Yes
Note: The list compiled in 2017 by the DA’s Office misstated that Smith was charged with burglary.
Gerald Smith was charged with simple assault and related offenses in connection with 2016 incidents. He was acquitted at trial March 22, 2018.
Snell, Eric PO PO arrested for conspiracy to deliver drugs in Maryland Suspension with intent to Dismiss Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Cooper Yes
Soto, Adam PO 4/25/17 PO charged with manslaughter and homicide by vehicle Arrest: 4/25/2017 Arrested and charged with manslaughter and homicide by vehicle NL: 1/4/2018, SC n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval ? Yes
Spicer, Michael Sgt Sgt arrested by Federal authorities for several acts of corruption PBI: 9/10/2014 Dismissal based upon arrest by Federal Authorities. Reinstated after acquitted at Trial n/a Disclose Federal Prosecutio n Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Glover
CW v. Arnold
CW v. Morales
CW v. Saladana
Yes
Sugan, Joseph PO 5/24/17 PO charged with DUI in Montgomery County Arrest: 5/24/2017 PO charged with DUI in Montgomery County NL: 11/28/2017, Trial PO to receive ARD for one year starting on 11/28/2017 n/a Disclose Arrest None CW v. Adino
CW v. Easley
CW v. Jones
CW v. Ly
Yes
Williams, Sequeta PO 6/12/17 PO charged for IT and SA Arrest: 6/12/2017 PO charged with TT and SA NL: 1/9/2018 Trial n/a Disclose Arrest Do not call without Deputy approval CW v. Foster
CW v. Hayes
CW v. Smith
CW v. Grant
CW v. Thomas
CW v. Gilmore
CW v. Bell
CW v. Gilmmore
Yes
Bonk, David Lt 2014 Lt misused time by leaving work early, and taking pilot lessons while on duty PBI: 2/23/2017 Plead guilty to Unspecified Neglect of Duty and Unspecified Failure to Supervise 5 day suspension _ None (No material misreprese ntation) None n/a
Bullock, Erik PO 11/28/15 PO harassed and threatened<br>CWs by damaging front door, using inappropriate language, and pointing his gun in<br>CW's direction PBI: 4/7/2017 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming, unauthorized absence, and unauthorized use of department equipment 5 day suspension and reprimand None (No clear evidence of intention deceit) None n/a
Conn, Robert Det 9/26/16 Det improperly released to an attorney the interview of a sexual assault complainant PBI: 12/13/2016 Plead guilty to communicating law enforcement information to unauthorized person Reprimand None None n/a
DeLaurentiis, Mario PO 7/9/16 PO posted an inappropriate image on his social media account (Facebook) that violated PD policy PBI: 5/29/2017 Plead Guilty to Failure to Comply with Police Commissioners Directives Reprimand None None n/a
Farrell, William PO 5/10/13 PO made false statements in police report PBI: 12/1/2016 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 10 day suspension None (No material misreprese ntation) None
Fitzgerald, Rich PO 4/17/14 PO used unregistered informant to make drug buy and input incorrect information on informant voucher form, and failed to record basic information PBI: 4/7/2017 Found guilty of Failure to Comply with Commissioner's directives Reprimand None (No evidence of intentional deceit. No pattern) None n/a
Green, Aaron Sgt 11/17/15 Sgt left detail to take a promotional exam Plead guilty to Unauthorized Absence and 4 day suspension None None n/a
Gross, Michael Lt 12/1/14 Lt arrived late to work on three occasions, and failed to properly document the approval of a subordinate's vacation PBI: 7/23/2017 Plead guilty to neglect of duty and failure to supervise unspecified 6 day suspension None None n/a
Jackson, Ronald PO 4/18/16 PO, while off-duty, assaulted his GF by grabbing her neck, choking her and biting her left hand PBI: 4/7/2017 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 2 day suspension None (No Pattern) None n/a
Jean, Joel PO 7/24/17 PO deployed ECW under circumstances where not justified PBI: 2/23/2017 Plead guilty to Failure to Comply with Commissioner's Order Reprimand None None n/a
Mazzoni, Steve PO 11/25/12 PO conducted an illegal warrantless search, and made false statement to detective PBI: 4/7/2017 Plead guilty of Unspecified Conduct unbecoming and Failure to Comply with Commissioner's directive Reprimand None (No intent to deceive) None n/a
McClain, Lain Sgt 2015 Sgt made sexual comments and touched officers inappropriately PBI: 2/20/2017 Plead guilty to Course of Conduct which constitutes harassing behavior based on gender and sexual orientation 15 day suspension and transfer None (Behavior shows no evidence of bias) None n/a
McCuem, Matthew PO 11/19/17 PO deployed is ECW on a person who was not a threat Plead guilty to Failure to Comply with Commissioner's Order and Unauthorized Absence from Assignment Reprimand None None n/a
Montgomery, Rahim PO 10/15/16 PO, while off-duty, destroyed property inside his home and assaulted his spouse PBI: 6/14/2017 Found guilty of unspecified conduct unbecoming 10 day suspension No Disclosure none n/a
Osisos, Earl PO 2/6/15 PO forced open front door to apt. that he was evited from on the same date causing damage PBI: 3/30/2017 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 1 day suspension None (Isolated Incident) None n/a
Rashad, Tariq PO 9/24/14 PO lied to IAD re: relationship to complainant PBI: 9/15/2016 Found guilty of Lying during departmental investigation 10 day suspension None (Peripheral Issue) None n/a
Sanchez, Natalie Det 1/17/17 Det signed the name of another Det on a SW PBI: 5/11/2017 Pled Guilty to Making False Entry in a Departmental Record 1 day suspension None None n/a
Santiago, Rubben PO 1/10/14 PO made false entries in his patrol log and misused 9 hours of his time PBI: 1/23/2016 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming, and Making a false entry in a departmental report 5 day suspension and reprimand None None n/a
Schill, Frances PO 1/21/15 PO tased, handcuffed prisoner PBI: 8/22/2016 Plead guilty to Failure to comply with Commissioner's directives Training and Counseling None (Isolated Incident. No excessive force.) None n/a
Smith, Warren PO 9/3/14 PO deployed OC spray and kicked a handcuffed prisoner in the Sally Port at CFCF PBI: 2/22/2017 Plead guilty to Excessive Use of Force 5 day suspension None (Isolated incident) None
Soto Jr., David PO 2014 PO failed to notify supervisor of his uncertainty if he was needed for court hearings PBI: 5/15/2017 Plead guilty to Failure to Comply with Commissioner's directives Reprimand None (No material misreprese ntation) None n/a
Soto Sr., David PO 2014 PO incorrectly listed his son as arresting officer in PARS report PBI: 5/15/2017 Plead guilty to Failure to Comply with Commissioner's directives Reprimand None (No material misreprese ntation) None n/a
Torres, Ceasar PO 5/22/16 PO physically assaulted his girlfriend PBI: 1/10/2017 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 4 day suspension None None n/a
Vallette, Charles PO 2/10/16 PO lied during a departmental investigation PBI: 5/25/2017 Found Guilty of Lying during an investigation 10 day suspension None None n/a
Wardlaw, Khalif Sgt 1/24/16 Sgt. Used the term 'faggot' during an altercation with a Crp PBI: 9/27/2016 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 2 day suspension _ (No pattern of discriminat ory None n/a
Waters, Brian PO 5/10/13 PO made false statements in police report PBI: 8/22/2016 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming 5 day suspension None (No material misstateme nt) None n/a
Young, Tremayne Sgt 1/10/14 Sgt made false entries in his patrol log and misused 28 hours of his time PBI: 1/23/2016 Plead guilty to Unspecified Conduct unbecoming, and Making a false entry in a departmental report 5 day suspension and reprimand None None n/a
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