A Philadelphia Police sergeant has been arrested for allegedly failing to comply with a judge's order that he provide his computer hard drives in an investigation, officials said.
Sgt. Francis Rawls, a 17-year veteran who worked in West Philadelphia's 16th District, was held in contempt of court in late September and taken into custody by U.S. Marshals, according to a statement from the Philadelphia Police Department. Rawls allegedly failed to produce unencrypted hard drives that were seized when investigators served a search warrant at his home.
Authorities did not reveal the nature of the investigation.
Rawls has been suspended from the police force with intent to dismiss, officials said.