A former part-time PHL17 TV news producer, whose obscenity-laden June 4 rant at a Philadelphia police officer outside a comedy club was caught on video and went viral, has pleaded no contest to resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and entered a pretrial diversionary program.
Colleen Campbell, 28, of Woodbury, entered the plea Tuesday during a hearing before Municipal Court Judge Henry Lewandowski III.
Assistant District Attorney Lauren Katona said Campbell pleaded no contest under the city's Accelerated Misdemeanor Program-2, which lets people charged with nonviolent misdemeanor crimes complete a court-ordered program of treatment and, if not rearrested, petition to have the criminal record expunged.
Katona said the judge ordered Campbell to undergo anger-management counseling and continued mental-health treatment, and pay $216.50 in fines and costs. The judge set Aug. 22 for a hearing to report on Campbell's progress.
Campbell was ejected from the Helium Comedy Club on Sansom Street in Center City for rowdy behavior. Once outside, she hurled a tirade of expletive-laden insults at a
patient, somewhat bemused police officer, then kicked him in the leg as he led her to his patrol car and into custody.