Philly Police Lieutenant Accused of Threatening Ex-Girlfriend, Attacking Officers During Party

A Philadelphia Police Lieutenant was arrested and suspended after he allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend during an argument and then assaulted responding officers.

Lieutenant George Holcombe, 42, is charged with simple assault, aggravated assault on police, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, terroristic threats, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police told NBC10 Holcombe was inside a home on the 4600 block of Kraydor Street Sunday night when he began to argue with the mother of his children. Holcombe allegedly threatened the woman, prompting a response from other officers.

Holcombe then struggled with and attacked the other officers before he was eventually restrained, according to investigators.

In addition to the arrest, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey also suspended Holcombe for 30 days with the intent to dismiss. His weapon was also confiscated.

Holcombe is a 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department assigned to the Neighborhood Services Unit.

Holcombe made headlines in 1994 after he shot and killed an unarmed 21-year-old man during a car chase in West Philadelphia. A Grand Jury ruled the shooting accidental, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The city eventually agreed to pay $750,000 to the 21-year-old man’s parents after they filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

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