Philly FOP Head Wants LeSean McCoy Charged

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LeSean McCoy (Photo | Jeff Fusco). John McNesby

LeSean McCoy (Photo | Jeff Fusco). John McNesby

John McNesby, the head of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, is incensed that LeSean McCoy has not been charged in an alleged beating at an Old City club[1] that sent two off-duty cops to the hospital. He’s so angry about it he made an O.J. Simpson reference.

“I’ve never waited this long, ever, to see somebody arrested,” McNesby said on the 94 WIP morning show[2] today (listen below). “So, it doesn’t pass the smell test. Something’s funny going on. I know that they have more discovery on this case then they had in the O.J. Simpson case. I mean it’s taken up rooms. So I mean, how much more do you need? All you have to do is clearly look at that video.”

Earlier this week, CSN Philly reported a source said the office of District Attorney Seth Williams was “pushing back”[3] against the cops’ wish to see McCoy charged.

McNesby said McCoy threw a “sucker punch” at one of the off-duty police officers. If Williams does not charge McCoy, McNesby said he’ll have the FOP’s attorneys file a private criminal complaint.

“If he does not charge the group of individuals that were there that night,” McNesby said on WIP, “that’s an absolute disrespect to Philadelphia police officers.”

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Endnotes:
  1. alleged beating at an Old City club: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/02/09/lesean-mccoy-bar-fight-video/
  2. on the 94 WIP morning show: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/02/19/fop-president-mccoy-oj/
  3. the office of District Attorney Seth Williams was “pushing back”: http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadelphia-eagles/sources-da-pushing-back-lesean-mccoy-arrest-warrant
  4. @dhm: http://twitter.com/dhm

Source URL: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/02/19/lesean-mccoy-fight-charges/