Philly Officer Charged With Assaulting Wife

Officer John Hargraves III is a 17-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Friday, Oct 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:56 PM EDT
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Philly Officer Charged With Assaulting Wife

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Officer Hargraves, 41, is a 17-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and is assigned to the 16th District.

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Philadelphia Police Officer John Hargraves III was arrested Friday. He's accused of assaulting his wife back in April while he was off-duty.

His arrest comes after an investigation by the Department's Internal Affairs Bureau and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

He's been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment, among other charges.

Officer Hargraves, 41, is a 17-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and is assigned to the 16th District.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has suspended Hargraves for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

He isn't the first Philadelphia Police Officer to make recent headlines for bad behavior. Three weeks ago, Lt. Jonathan Josey was caught on video hitting a woman at a public event. He was suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

And earlier this week, video was posted online showing Officer William Gress repeatedly striking a man who slapped him. Internal Affairs investigated, but the officer was not put on desk duty or reprimanded for his actions.

 


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