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A 1st District police officer is in custody following an Internal Affairs investigation related to a domestic incident

By Lindsey Nolen

Police Officer Antonio Mayhew, a 30-year-old, 10-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 1st District, was arrested Wednesday, May 3 by the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit as a result of an investigation conducted by the department for a domestic-related incident. According to the police department, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has since suspended Mayhew for 30 days with the intent to dismiss at the end of the 30 days.

According to police, on Tuesday, May 2 at approximately 1:45 a.m., while on-duty and operating a marked police vehicle, Mayhew left his area of assignment and was involved in a domestic incident on the 5200 block of Market Street. During the altercation with his wife, Mayhew struck her in the head with his fist as she sat in the driver’s seat of her vehicle. The female complainant left the location in her vehicle and Mayhew pursued her in his police vehicle with his lights and sirens activated. The female complainant was involved in an accident with an uninvolved civilian vehicle at 61st and Walnut streets. The operator of that vehicle sustained critical injuries as a result of the accident and was admitted to an area hospital.

As a result of the investigation by Internal Affairs, Mayhew is facing one count each of aggravated, terroristic threats and misapplication of entrusted property, as well as two counts each of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and official oppression, police added.