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Joseph Marion biography: 10 things about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cop


Joseph Marion is a police officer from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

Joseph Marion (©Philadelphia Police Department)
Joseph Marion (©Philadelphia Police Department)
  1. In 2012, he joined the Philadelphia Police Department. (a)(b)
  2. On February 14, 2015, he allegedly attacked a Dunkin’ Donuts worker, who accidentally lost control of a shopping cart, which bumped to his Chevrolet Suburban parked outside the restaurant in East Mount Airy, Philadelphia. He also allegedly attacked Laura Godshaw when she tried to intervene. (a)
  3. On November 15, 2015, he was arrested for allegedly attacking two people on February 14, 2015. He was charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. (c)
  4. Prior to his arrest on November 15, 2015, then Philadelphia police commissioner Charles H. Ramsey reportedly suspended him for 30 days with the intent to dismiss. He later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, particularly engaging in fighting. The Dunkin’ Donuts worker he allegedly attacked filed a federal suit, which the city of Philadelphia settled for $5,000. The Fraternal Order of Police filed a grievance on his behalf. (a)(b)(c)
  5. On February 10, 2017, Jermau Gass filed a civil right lawsuit against him in the U.S. District Courts, Pennsylvania Eastern District. (d)
  6. In December 2017, he was reinstated as a Philadelphia Police Department officer. Philadelphia officials agreed to reduce his termination to a suspension if he completed anger-management and use-of-force training. The city covered all costs of the training. (a)(b)
  7. On April 18, 2021, he allegedly punched a male in the mouth with a closed fist during an off-duty altercation. During the altercation, his gun reportedly fell to the ground and was retrieved by a child that was on location at the time of the incident. (a)(b)
  8. On October 20, 2021, he was arrested for allegedly punching a male in April 2021. He was charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. (a)(b)
  9. He was 45 years old when he was arrested on October 20, 2021. (a)(b)
  10. After his arrest on October 20, 2021, Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw suspended him for 30 days with the intent to dismiss at the end of the 30 days. (a)(b)


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