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April 28, 2016

Philadelphia police officer arrested, charged after domestic break-in

Alex McAdams, 28, suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss

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042816_AlexMcAdams Source/Philadelphia Police Department

Alex McAdams, a four-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, arrested in connection with March break-in.

A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested and dismissed from the force after the department's Internal Affairs Unit determined that the officer was involved in a domestic incident in March.

In a news release, the Philadelphia Police Department said 28-year-old Officer Alex McAdams is accused of breaking into his girlfriend's apartment unit while off-duty on March 5, 2016.

According to investigators, McAdams allegedly broke into the apartment complex at around 4:10 a.m. after removing a screen from a side window and breaking the glass to enter the first-floor unit. Once inside, McAdams allegedly took a personal item and then chased his girlfriend out of the apartment.

Following the Internal Affairs investigation, an affidavit of probable cause was prepared to arrest McAdams and later received approval from the District Attorney's Office.

Charges against McAdams, a four-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, include Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft, and Criminal Mischief.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross has suspended Alex McAdams for thirty days with the intent to dismiss.