Richard DeCoatsworth was once hailed a hero cop after being shot in the face during a traffic stop and still managing to chase down his attacker. Now, several years later he is on the other side of the law.
A former decorated Philadelphia police officer caught up in trouble wants to withdraw a guilty plea that would have resulted in more serious charges against him withdrawn.
Once hailed as a hero, a disgraced Philadelphia cop will learn his fate today, as it’s sentencing for former police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.
Troubled former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, simple assault, and a drug charge.
Richard DeCoatsworth, 27, who was shot in the face in 2007, was arrested and charged in May of this year with raping two women.
The defense, seeking “reasonable” bail, contends the allegations against Richard DeCoatsworth (right) are false and are motivated by revenge.
Police have arrested Manuel Maldonado, 25, for threatening witnesses who could testify against former Philadelphia Police Officer Richard DeCoatsworth, according to police sources.
A former Philadelphia police officer, once hailed as a hero, has been arrested and charged with raping two women.
Richard DeCoatsworth was praised after taking a shotgun blast to the face during a car stop, but later was accused of using excessive force in another case.
The officer fired two shots, wounding the defendant in the leg.