2 Upper Darby Police Officers Fired Amid Investigation

The Delaware County District Attorney's office tells NBC10 the officers are being investigated by the D.A.'s Special Prosecution Unit.

By Harry Hairston and AP
|  Saturday, Jul 6, 2013  |  Updated 8:06 AM EDT
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The Upper Darby Police Department fired officers Michael Givens and Ryan Wisely for violating department policy and procedures. The two decorated officers were fired because of  a June 15 incident involving three juveniles that were caught shoplifting. The Mayor's Office says the incident was caught on video. NBC10's Harry Hairston reports.

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The Upper Darby Police Department fired officers Michael Givens and Ryan Wisely for violating department policy and procedures. The two decorated officers were fired because of a June 15 incident involving three juveniles that were caught shoplifting. The Mayor's Office says the incident was caught on video. NBC10's Harry Hairston reports.

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Two suburban Philadelphia police officers have been fired for an undisclosed incident caught on video.
 
Upper Darby Mayor Thomas Micozzie announced the terminations on Friday. He says only that the officers violated township and police department policies and procedures.

The officers are identified as Michael Givens, 39, an 8-year veteran of the force and Ryan Wiseley, 32, a 7-year veteran of the Upper Darby police department.

In a press release issued by MIcozzie, the firings stem from a June 15 incident that happened inside the Upper Darby police station and involved three juveniles.

A source tells NBC10's Harry Hairston that the three juveniles were arrested for shoplifting and one of the juveniles was allegedly assaulted by an officer while in custody.

The officers have not been charged with any crimes. But the Delaware County District Attorney's office tells NBC10 that Wiseley and Givens are being investigated by the D.A.'s Special Prosecution Unit.
 

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