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.