Police officer arrested


Based on an investigation by the Philadelphia Police Internal Affairs Bureau and the District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Police Officer Joseph Griffin surrendered Sept. 11 for allegedly physically assaulting his wife. The 30-year-old figure, with eight years on the force, had been handling duties for the 3rd District, 11th and Wharton streets, but, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, will likely lose his position following a 30-day suspension.

The entities’ investigation posits that Griffin threatened and assaulted his bride in their Northeast Philly home June 4. The District Attorney’s Office has charged him with endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment, intimidation of a victim and recklessly endangering another person.

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