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High-Ranking Philadelphia Cop Joseph Bologna Facing Felony Assault Charges For Allegedly Beating Protester

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A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia Police Department is facing felony assault charges for allegedly beating a protester with a baton during demonstrations in…
A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia Police Department is facing felony assault charges for allegedly beating a protester with a baton during demonstrations in the city this week following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Bologna was taken off street duty and had his guns taken away on Thursday evening, the report noted. The 31-year veteran of the police force was charged within a day, with the swift action by local officials making national news.
The veteran cop is being defended by the city’s police union, with leader John McNesby saying that Bologna had to make a split-second decision while covering a chaotic protest. He condemned local leaders for what he saw as a rush to judgement, noting that protesters accused of assaulting police officers in Philadelphia have been released from jail with prosecutors not pursuing charges.

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