Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested After Allegedly Pulling Gun On Hospital Employee

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia police officer is arrested after an internal affairs investigation.

Authorities say officer John King pulled a gun on a Mercy Hospital employee during an argument in October 2009.

The district attorney’s office filed numerous charges against the 54-year-old cop following a lengthy Internal Affairs investigation.

King, a 14-year veteran of the police force, is charged with aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and several other related offenses.

Commissioner Charles Ramsey suspended King, who was assigned to the 12th district, for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

Reported By Mike Dougherty, KYW Newsradio.

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  • Chris

    14 year vet.CLassy. How many times did this loser do things like this and get away with it. Philly police are sad and pathetic. I would be embaressed to be part of that department. Whats that 6 cops arrested already this year?

  • Ray

    Thom, what do former Mayor Street, current Mayor Nutter, Ed Rendell or democrats in general have to do with the actions of an individual police officer?

  • so OVER tha media

    people need to stop speaking on situations they know nothing about….its two sides to every story and the media is making my uncle look like a crazy cop with a chip on his shoulder when in this situation that was NOT the case…dont let the media gas yall up with stories and not have the FULL DETAILS…WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WILL COME OUT…the TRUTH always does…believe half of what u see, and non of what u heard!

  • Thom from Center City

    How many times have I heard cry baby cops tell me I don’t understand what they go through? This mature 54 year old man didn’t know that he shouldn’t pull a gun on a hospital employee? Crazy. Thanks Mayor Street, Mayor Nutter, Ed Rendell, you democrats sure have put us in a great spot.

  • Jim Wilmer

    Lengthy investigation? Its 2011!! But still this DA. and TopCop derserve alot of credit for prosecuting bad cops.

    • Chris

      You’re kidding right? They get a slap on the wrist and still end up getting their pensions. Hardy discouraging to the scores of other crooked cops.

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