Philly officer charged with false imprisonment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police officer is facing charges after investigators said he roughed up and handcuffed an Iraq War veteran in an incident caught on cellphone video.
Thirty-three-year-old police Officer Kevin Corcoran is charged with false imprisonment and official oppression stemming from the incident last March. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Corcoran is suspended with the intent to dismiss.
Prosecutors said Corcoran got out of his patrol car after someone criticized him for allegedly making an illegal turn. Several people began recording with their cellphones, including Roderick King of Lansdale.
Investigators said Corcoran slapped the device out of King's hand, threw him against the patrol vehicle, cuffed him and drove him around before eventually releasing him.
King has filed a civil-rights lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages.