PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — LeSean McCoy was not charged for an alleged assault on three off-duty Philadelphia police officers, district attorney Seth Williams announced on Monday.
“There is insufficient evidence to prove that any individual committed a criminal offense,” Williams announced. “My job was to determine if evidence exists to charge any individual with a crime. And I do that by looking at, by examining, all of the facts. And the facts have shown me there is not enough evidence to meet the legal threshold for that decision.”
Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby was irate with Williams’ decision.
“Serious and permanent injuries were inflicted on these officers as a result of a brutal assault captured on film, but a season-ticket hunting District Attorney refuses to do his sworn job and prosecute the attackers,” McNesby said in a statement.
McCoy and three others were reportedly involved in the brawl outside on Recess nightclub in Olde City on Sunday, February 7th at 2:45 a.m.
The police report indicated officer Roland Butler suffered a laceration to his right eye, broken nose, broken ribs, and a sprained thumb. Officer Darnell Jessie received eight stitches over his left eye and may have also suffered a skull fracture, according to the report.
McCoy’s attorney Dennis Cogan said, on February 18th, that his client did “nothing wrong” and reiterated that do the D.A.’s office on February 23rd.
On February 25th, McNesby said, “I would find it very unlikely that he is not charged.”
McNesby later said, “I know that they have more discovery on this case then they had in the O.J. Simpson case.”