Police, DA clash over teen who allegedly slapped Philly officer

Philadelphia’s district attorney and police union are clashing over the prosecutor’s refusal to charge a 16-year-old girl who allegedly slapped a female officer, who then tossed the teen to the ground.

Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby called DA Seth Williams a “morally and ethically challenged sideline playboy” in a letter criticizing the decision Wednesday.

The unidentified officer has been removed from street duty pending an internal investigation into a social media video showing her throwing down the teen and punching her while breaking up a street brawl involving more than 30 people Monday afternoon.

Police say the teen acknowledged slapping the officer.

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Williams issued a statement saying he “will never apologize for relying on high investigative and prosecutorial standards before deciding to take away someone’s freedom.”

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