PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Well that’s a juicy reference.
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby referred to one of the most famous murder cases in American history when discussing the LeSean McCoy alleged assault on Friday.
“Listen, all my time as a Philadelphia police officer — I was involved in over 4,500 felony arrests,” McNesby told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Friday. “I’ve never waited this long, ever, to see somebody arrested. So, it doesn’t pass the smell test. Something’s funny going on. I know that they have more discovery on this case then they had in the O.J. Simpson case. I mean its taken up rooms. So I mean, how much more do you need? All you have to do is clearly look at that video.”
Listen: FOP President John McNesby on the 94WIP Morning Show
Two off-duty police officers were allegedly beaten by McCoy and three other individuals in a brawl at Recess nightclub in Olde City on February 7th at 2:45 a.m. over a bottle of champagne. McNesby is outraged charges still have not been filed against McCoy.
“It was an all out beat down,” McNesby described. “It was a sucker punch to the one officers by LeSean McCoy over a bottle of champagne and it was an all out beat down. This wasn’t just an assault, this was an aggravated assault. There were serious injuries, serious bodily injuries that took place here — eye sockets were broke, fractured skull, stitches. So this just wasn’t a pushing and shoving match where you’re separated and off you go. This was serious.”
McNesby went as far as to say if the district attorney Seth Williams does not charge McCoy, it will be disrespectful.
“I think that he’s overthinking this,” McNesby said of Williams. “I think they’re overlooking it. I think they’re investigating too much. They need to just move on with it. If he does not charge the group of individuals that were there that night, that’s an absolute disrespect to Philadelphia police officers.”
“Well look to go to the attorney general,” McNesby said, if McCoy is not charged. “We’ll also have our attorneys file a private criminal complaint and we’ll move in that direction.”