Sunday, November 29, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Philly cop facing termination after excessive force

Get Your Content. Daily.

Be the first to know about the biggest stories as they break. Sign up for breaking news email alerts from Your Content.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (YC) – A Philadelphia Police Officer is facing termination after sending a man to the hospital, leaving him in critical condition.

This stems from an incident on Monday, July 10, 2017, at approximately 12:20 a.m., officers attempted to arrest a 21-year-old male on the 200 block of East Elkhart Street for narcotics.

According to police, the male was actively resisting arrest by swinging his arms and kicking.

After obtaining cell phone footage, the investigation took a drastic turn.

- Advertisement -

The footage depicted Officer James Yeager in full uniform grabbing the male after he was handcuffed and forcibly slamming him to the ground; in addition the video shows Officer Yeager place his ASP around the male’s chest, picking him up and swinging him around causing the male to strike his head against the side of a pool.

The male was subsequently taken to Temple Hospital in critical condition.

On Friday, August 4, 2017, Police Officer James Yeager surrendered himself to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit as a result of an investigation conducted by the department.
 
As a result of this investigation, Officer James Yeager, 26 years old, and a four- year veteran of the Department assigned to the 24th District has suspended by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross for 30 days with the intent to dismiss at the end of the 30 days.

- Advertisement -

Protect Independent Journalism

Your Content is a nonprofit newsroom registered in Pennsylvania [Entity No.: 6690403] that produces nonpartisan, evidence-based journalism to expose injustice, corruption and wrongdoing.

Spearheading the news revolution for Americans across the nation, Your Content has brought a voice to those the media failed to acknowledge.

This story you’ve just finished was funded by our readers and we hope it inspires you to make a gift to Your Content so that we can publish more reports like this one that holds people in power to account and produces real change.

Your donation will help us ensure that we can continue this critical work. We are busier than ever covering stories you won’t see anywhere else.

USA
13,731,759
confirmed cases
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm
united states
273,005
deaths
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm
united states
5,361,698
active
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm
united states
8,097,056
recovered
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm
World
63,036,259
confirmed cases
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm
world
1,464,694
deaths
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm
world
18,535,033
active
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm
world
43,036,532
recovered
Updated on November 29, 2020 6:06 pm

Related Articles