Philly Cop Tayon Moore Charged With Stealing Drexel Student’s Phone

Police say the 7-year vet left the scene of an accident and later threw the other party's phone off a bridge.

Philadelphia police announced that Tayon Moore, 31, a 7-year veteran of the force serving in the 35th district, has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, criminal mischief and theft.

According to a statement released by the District Attorney’s office this afternoon:

On June 24, 2014, Officer Moore was driving his mother’s Chrysler 300 while off-duty and rear-ended a Drexel student at 34th and Chestnut. Officer Moore eventually pulled over at 30th and Chestnut. When the driver of the other car began to call 911, Officer Moore became agitated, grabbed the other driver’s cell phone and threw it over the bridge causing it to break. Officer Moore then left the scene of the accident without exchanging any information.

Moore has been suspended by commissioner Charles H. Ramsey with intent to dismiss.

The investigation into Moore was led by the Internal Affairs Bureau and the District Attorney’s office. According to the DA’s office, Moore turned himself in to Internal Affairs this morning and is being processed by police.