PHILADELPHIA POLICE Officer Luis Miranda was arrested Thursday afternoon, pursuant to a warrant obtained by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Your Content is first to reveal.
Officer Luis Miranda has been charged with Conspiracy, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Use of a Computer, Computer Theft, Unlawful Duplication, Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Restraint, False Imprisonment, PWID, and Possession of Paraphernalia
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw has suspended Luis Miranda for 30 days with the intent to dismiss at the end of the 30 days.
“In December of 2017, our investigators became aware of criminal allegations against P/O Luis Miranda”, said Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. “The same day we became aware of these findings, Miranda was immediately removed from street duties as our Internal Affairs Division conducted an investigation. Subsequently, the findings of that investigation were turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.
The charges against Officer Miranda are disturbing, and allege behavior that is in stark contrast to everything that society expects of its police officers. Still, we must not allow the actions of a few to tarnish the reputations of the overwhelming majority of PPD officers that discharge their duties with honor and integrity.
It is more obvious than ever that police officers have to repair community trust in order to effectively do their jobs. For that to begin, we must prove that we determined to identify and remove bad actors from within our ranks.While it is disheartening when those charged with upholding the law choose to break it, I am grateful for all of those who worked to bring these allegations to light.”