Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested Over Fights With Children

Meet Parent of the Year, Tamika Gross.

philadelphia-police-officer-arrested-tamika-grossOn Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Police announced the arrest of 35-year-old police officer Tamika Gross, the result of an investigation by the District Attorney’s office and the Internal Affairs Bureau.

According to a statement by the DA’s office, Gross “accompanied, encouraged, and participated in” fights between her teenage kids and other children.

From that statement:




The first of these fights took place on January 25, 2012, when Gross walked with her 18-year-old son to the 900 block of Marcella Street. Gross then demanded that her son and a 16-year-old boy who lived on the block fight.


Shortly after that fights broke out on the block between several groups of young men, and police were called to respond to the scene. Numerous calls were made to 9-1-1 about the fight, and one radio call reported that there was a riot on the street and that an “officer needed assistance,” it was determined that the officer in need of assistance was P/O Tamika Gross.

The statement details similar incidents in March 2012 and October 2013, including one where Gross' daughter allegedly jumped out of the car being driven by Gross and began punching two girls in the face "while Gross encouraged her daughter to fight."

During another fight, Gross is accused of punching a girl in the eye twice. That fight was captured on video, according to the statement.

Gross, a seven-year veteran of the police force, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has suspended her for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

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  • Enuf already

    Sure lets lower the standards again for the police, fire and……..jobs meant to safeguard the public’s safety, which includes children and set an example of how to act, resolve issues and uphold the laws which include morals ethics. This city and country is heading straight down the toilet.

  • chucksee

    LOL Uphold public safety indeed! But looking at that picture, I’m not surprised she(?) is into the “Fight Club” type of thing!

  • Bill Falkner

    Pigs are nothing but pigs

    • ILoathePigs

      She’s a definite pig. Another uneducated, ignorant, disgrace to society who used her “authority” to do evil instead of protecting civilians. It seems anybody in Philly can become a cop. I can do without the so-called help of this scum. Corruption comes in all colors, ages and sexes.

    • Justin_Igger

      Well apparently they are apes now, as well.

  • jimmyt

    thats a woman ?

  • Bryan Mason

    You can take the monkey out of the jungle, but….

    • Fuzziness

      You type well for an obvious inbred.

  • Serio Vitium

    Totally blown away that they actually arrested a cop. Can only imagine the evidence is overwhelming and the list of things that she did truly horrific. But, still wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a whitewash.

  • cristo52

    The obvious question is how did she get to be a “7-year member” of the police force and why is she not a clerk at Wawa?

    • ILoathePigs

      That’s what I’d like to know Cristo. They seem to be handing out badges and guns to everyone.

  • JonathanDunbar

    Never EVER lay down with ANY woman who’s name has an ‘ika’, ‘isha’, ‘tanisha’, or any other ghetto rat sounds in it. A warning to you men out there … black women have very low self esteem and while this makes them an easy get head and vag action, especially if you are white, but trust me, in the end your life will be RUINED if you lay down or sit down to one of these ‘isha’s’. You have been warned!!!

    P.s. Take if from a black man who was raised and almost destroyed by black women, stay away from them!!! Doubt I am black, then go to google, search my real name, Jonathan Dunbar, under images, first row, first page, I am wearing glasses, green wide brim hate, and sunglasses on top of the hat. I know the evil of that which is the black female … stay away stay away stay away!

    Search Tommy Sotomayor on youtube for videos that explain the evil ways of the black female if you dare!

    • chucksee

      If you need to refer to “tommy” then you are a weak n—. Look in the mirror and understand where the problem begins and ends..

      • Justin_Igger

        It begins with blacks, and will end with the end of blacks.

        • chucksee

          LOL same mirror advice I gave to Dunbar applies to you. Both of you should jump in a wood chipper together. Two less weak internet punks to scroll past…

    • Bonkisha

      Bahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahh…kakakakkakakakakakakkakakka…..ahhahahhahahahhahhhahhahahahhahhahahahahah !!!!!!!

    • Justin_Igger

      Ain’t nobody got time fo blacks. Or aids.

  • Shabbas Goy

    That’s gotta be a tranny!

  • Shabbas Goy

    That Tamika is Gross!

  • Rocco Lamagela

    Philly’s finest! I’m sure everyone involved were gems as well!

  • IHateFatChicks

    Stay classy!!!!

  • IHateFatChicks

    That’s a man BABY!!!!!!!

  • Justin_Igger

    Why in the world are we as a modern civilized society placing blacks into positions of power or authority? Have we not learned by now, every single time, how ignorant, foolish, and dangerous this is?

  • Fantaman

    But… but… they’re just like us!

  • De’Marquise Elkins

    WURRRR STARRRRR !!

  • Peter

    If she is convicted make her to apologize to anyone she has arrest in the past for child abuse.