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November 17, 2015

Philadelphia police officer charged with assault for incident at Dunkin Donuts

Investigators allege the four-year veteran cop got into an altercation with a man and woman in parking lot

Police Assault Charges
Officer Marion Philadelphia Police /for PhillyVoice

Philadelphia Police officer Joseph Marion, 39, of the 25th district, has been arrested and charged with simple assault after an incident that occurred in February.

The Philadelphia Police announced the arrest of one of their own on Tuesday.

Officer Joseph Marion, 39, has been charged with simple assault due to his alleged involvement in a Feb. 14 altercation in Wyndmoor.  

According to police, that incident began when a male employee spreading salt on a parking lot with a shopping cart outside the Dunkin Donuts at 1630 E. Wadsworth Ave. lost control of the cart, and it struck a vehicle in which Marion was sitting. 

Marion exited the vehicle and allegedly assaulted the man, and when a woman attempted to intervene, she too allegedly was assaulted, police said.

Police have said that Marion was arrested following an investigation into the incident by the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

According to police, Marion – an officer with four years on the force and assigned to the city's 25th district – was arrested and charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Law enforcement officials said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has suspended Marion for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.