Philadelphia officer involuntarily committed

    District Attorney says the officer was despondent once he heard he would be arrested for alleged corruption.

    A Philadelphia Policeman is facing charges in the theft of money from a bar in Northeast Philadelphia. He was involuntarily committed after finding out he was going to be arrested and fired.

    Kenneth Crockett
    Kenneth Crockett

    56 year old K-9 officer Kenneth Crockett is facing theft and recovering stolen property charges for allegedly pocketing $800 from a safe at Pats Cafe on Tuesday morning. District Attorney Seth Williams says when arrangements were being made for the officer’s surrender he apparently became unstable.

    “After his notification that he was going to be arrested and charged. It was clear to his family that he was a danger to himself. As a result of that the police were called and he was involuntarily committed for mental health evaluation”

    Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey had no kind words for Crockett or any corrupt police officer.

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    “We’ve got too many guys than on occasion feel they have special privileges as police officers, they don’t.”

    Crockett has been suspended with intent to dismiss. His arraignment will happen after his mental health evaluation.

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