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Saturday, May 6, 2017

[PA] Officer Mayhew beat wife, chased her with sirens, caused crash, and abandoned work district

Philadelphia Police Officer Antonio Mayhew

...It's not the first time Mayhew has faced discipline as a police officer. In 2013, a person other than his wife filed a protection-from-abuse order against him... 

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Wednesday, May 5, 2017, for assaulting his [wife] outside of a bar while on duty. Officer Antonio Mayhew also injured an innocent bystander while going after his wife in his police vehicle [the wife struck the car fleeing from him and he told the crash victim he would return, which he did not]... Officer Mayhew has been suspended without pay and will likely be dismissed... [Full article here]

[Excerpts] ...Mayhew was on-duty and in his cruiser when he left his assigned area around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday and became involved in a domestic incident with his wife... Mayhew struck his wife in the head with his fist as she was inside her car. She drove away, police say, and Mayhew pursued her in his police cruiser with lights and sirens activated... Mayhew's wife crashed into another car... Mayhew is facing a list of charges including aggravated assault and official oppression... [Full article here]

[Excerpts] Officer Antonio Mayhew, 30, a 10-year veteran of the department assigned to the First District in South Philadelphia, faces at least 12 charges including aggravated assault, terroristic threats, misapplication of entrusted property, and official oppression. “It is probably one of the most irresponsible and outlandish things I’ve heard of from a police officer in a long time,” Commissioner Richard Ross said... It's not the first time Mayhew has faced discipline as a police officer. In 2013, a person other than his wife filed a protection-from-abuse order against him... Mayhew was suspended for 20 days but did not face criminal charges, Kinebrew said. Police declined to detail that incident or the victim's relationship to Mayhew... [Full article here]
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