What Happened Next: Death of Philly Police Officer Marc Brady

NewsWorks went back to check in on several of the stories it covered in 2012. These “What Happened Next” updates will run throughout December. 

Defense attorney: Collision that killed Philly police officer ‘a scenario of chicken,’ Oct. 2

The Story: In mid-July, Officer Marc Brady was struck and killed by a car while allegedly biking towards his ex-girlfriend’s home in Mt. Airy.

Kareem Alleyne, of East Germantown, was later arrested and charged with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter in connection to the evening incident at Musgrave Street and Meehan Avenue.

Alleyne was dating Brady’s ex girlfriend at the time, according to police. Investigators said the two men had “bad blood” between them.

Defense attorney Scott Sigman, Alleyne’s lawyer, maintains that the collision was an accident, an “unfortunate incident” that could have been avoided.

A number of Brady’s family members allege that Alleyne intentionally hit Marc Brady.

Police reports from the incident indicated that Alleyne did not attempt to stop before striking Brady, according to court testimony.

A Municipal Court Judge held Alleyne, who posted bail, for trial following a preliminary hearing in October.

What Happened Next? Sigman said the trial won’t likely start for at least another six months. The case has yet to be assigned a trial judge.

“It could be eight months,” he said, who noted that he is still in the process of obtaining and reviewing evidence in the case.

The discovery will include documents from the Internal Affairs Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Sigman said Brady was scheduled to appear for a conduct hearing two or three days after the accident. He maintains that Brady was the aggressor in the situation and had a “larger responsibility in what happened.”

Gerald Brady, Marc’s father, said he still believes Alleyne set out to kill his son. He’s confident that there will be a conviction when the trial wraps up. He plans on coming up from his home in South Carolina when the proceedings begin.

“I’d love to see him locked up for the rest of his life,” said Gerald Brady.

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