Police: Cop violated PFA, punched wife, chased her down, and caused crash

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An on-duty Philadelphia police officer punched his wife and then chased her down in a cop car with the lights and sirens activated, causing her to crash with a civilian vehicle in West Philadelphia early Tuesday morning, police said Thursday.


Officer Antonio Mayhew, 30, a 10-year veteran of the department assigned to the First District in South Philly, faces more than a dozen charges including aggravated assault, terrorist threats, misapplication of entrusted property, and official oppression.

Mayhew, who has been suspended from the department for 30 days with the intent to dismiss, has also been charged with violation a protection-from-abuse order his wife had against him, police said.





According to police, around 1:45 a.m. while on duty in a marked police car, Mayhew left his assignment and went to the 5200 block of Market Street in West Philadelphia, where he punched is wife in the head while she sat in the driver’s seat of her car.

Following the alleged assault, Mayhew’s wife drove away from the scene and Mayhew pursued her with his lights and sirens on, authorities said.

During the chase, Mayhew’s wife struck another car at 61st and Walnut Streets, critically injuring the driver who remains at an area hospital. A police spokesman said he did not have the condition of Mayhew’s wife.






















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