Police deliver LeSean McCoy investigation to prosecutors

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Amid a report that an arrest of Bills running back LeSean McCoy is “imminent,” police in Philadelphia have completed their investigation. Via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, the file has been delivered to the District Attorney’s office for potential prosecution.

McCoy apparently anticipates that he’ll be defending himself in court. Via John Barr of ESPN, McCoy has hired Philadelphia defense lawyer Jack McMahon to handle the case.

Several videos have emerged showing portions of the fight that reportedly sent two off-duty police officers to the hospital, both with fractured ribs and one with a fractured orbital bone. One comes from CrossingBroad.com, another comes from TMZ.com, and the third comes from 6abc.com.

It’s hard to make out many details, although the TMZ video seems to show McCoy throwing at least one punch.

Given the symbiotic relationship between police officers and prosecutors, the D.A. will face plenty of pressure to pursue charges against McCoy and all other suspects, in order to obtain justice for the off-duty police officers who were injured in the assault. Given McCoy’s profile and resources, there also will be pressure on prosecutors to get everything right in order to seal off any potential avenues for injecting “reasonable doubt” into the case.

The NFL already is investigating the situation, and it could impose discipline on McCoy with or without prosecution.

86 responses to “Police deliver LeSean McCoy investigation to prosecutors

  1. Don’t know the details but regardless if they started it or if they didn’t, it was going to the prosecutors regardless. This is Philadelphia, they’re tied (maybe even better) with the NYPD for absolute corruption touting the blue line. Philadelphia is the capital for protecting their own. Those narcotic cops that robbed twenty two corner stores and got caught on tape cutting the cameras in one of them who all had a history of complaints? Dropped. The six officers who were got in literally one of the worst corruption cases ever and had a history of corruption complaints by people for at least ten years before caught. Acquitted and rehired. I could go on.

    My point is this was going to happen regardless and I’d be surprised if they don’t pursue it anymore as I’m sure the pressure is heavy as two of theirs got beat up.

  2. Want to know why police offers are held in such a bad light in this country? They ALWAYS stand up for dirty cops.

    These jabronis get whooped in a bar fight that they started in the first place and then get off free while McCoy gets charged?

    I’m not saying LeSean is innocent but when there is a fight between two civilians, both parties are always arrested and charged.

    Because these OFF-DUTY officers were in the police family they get off with nothing and nobody accuses them of wrong doing without knowing any facts in the case. Double standard.

  3. Chipper was correct all along. He is and was a troublemaker to the media and in the confines of the Eagles clubhouse. Having said that, as an Eagles fan, Shady was a great talent. In defense of the officers getting beat up, they were greatly outnumbered.

  4. Rex’s professional, disciplined approach once again pays dividends for his players, even in the offseason (which of course starts earlier for the Bills than it does for many other teams).

  5. Off duty cops are civilians. This is appalling that the media even lets people know the victims jobs. In this situation an off duty cop and a garbage man and a waiter are all the same. For shame.

  6. You think the Philly police chief will suspend these officers for breaking the law and getting into a bar fight?

    Double standard.

  7. Go to the video and watch it, also read about the off duty cop, he was drunk as all get out. I’m not too sure the off duty cops didn’t start this but will get off. Yeah, I’m a Bills fan, but in now way am I sticking up for McCoy. Just going by what I have read and the video.

  8. At this point we don’t know if the cops where the victims or aggressors, all we know is two guys ended up in the hospital after a bar fight where they all got kicked out.
    It’s America, everybody deserves due process

  9. I wonder how the commish’s pocket abacus will calculate this suspension.

    We’ll see how good the “top spin” of the union & a high priced attorney will be.

    100 hours of Community Service & a sizable donation to the police officers’ retirement fund

  10. No way it ends with a conviction. I saw that video. Its so ambiguous its impossible to tell what happened. They were all drinking also. It is Philadelphia, though. DA better watch it doesn’t end with a lawsuit against them for defamation or false arrest.

  11. For those who think McCoy and his posse don’t belong in jail, watch the video and read this:

    According to the police report, there was “a dispute over the purchase of champagne” between the men when “[Brinkley] grabbed the bottle.” That touched off an altercation between McCoy, Brinkley, Tamarcus Porter, Christopher Henderson and the two off-duty officers, according to the report.

    Philadelphia police said one of the off-duty officers was punched, knocked to the ground, kicked and stomped on by all four of the suspects. He suffered a broken nose, broken ribs and other injuries.

    The second off-duty officer, who stepped in to break up the fight, suffered more serious injuries including broken ribs and a possible skull fracture, according to the report.

  12. Off-duty cops vs. Off-season football player.
    This is a situation where neither one of their professions is a factor in what happened. They were both on their personal time being idiots.

  13. So many questions: How drunk were the cops? Did they, at any time, identify themselves as officers or did they continue to mouth off and start a fight? Cops are required to carry their service weapons with them at all times. Why are cops getting wasted with guns? Cops are supposed to be above this and avoid getting in fights in the first place.

    This sounds very much like a case of the cops getting embarrassed for getting beat up and are now arresting the guys who won the fight. If the cops had one the fight, they’d likely walk away and congratulate themselves for winning.

  14. If it was just a punching match and nobody really got hurt it would be one thing. But evidently one or maybe twondidnsustain numerous injuries. This is not good for McCoy or his friends. I am not a cop but wow. Cannot believe all the hate for cops. I see the. As a good thing. Imagine if there were no cops? Think about it.

  15. “Bills Life’s Matter”.

    To dam funny. Listen, only the people that were there know what happened. It will all come out in the trial. This much I know, 4 against 2, and the 2 went to the hospital. ‘Enough said.

    Also, “firerogergoodell” – what the heck is a jabronis?

  16. Good grief its a bar/club fight….whats the big deal? The vast majority of the populace wouldnt know how to exist in this world before cell phone cameras and the internet. You go in a club, you get drunk, you get in a fight…..sometimes you win and sometimes you lose; it happens. Too many punks in this world nowadays who are only worried about stupid lawsuits….which you know, at the end of the day, is all this is about…its basically all anything is about.

  17. firerogergoodell says:

    Want to know why police offers are held in such a bad light in this country?
    ==================================

    Only by democrats.

  18. “For those who think McCoy and his posse don’t belong in jail, watch the video and read this:

    Philadelphia police said one of the off-duty officers was punched, knocked to the ground, kicked and stomped on by all four of the suspects. He suffered a broken nose, broken ribs and other injuries.

    The second off-duty officer, who stepped in to break up the fight, suffered more serious injuries including broken ribs and a possible skull fracture, according to the report.”

    I watched the video and it was an absolute brawl to the point that you can tell that the information isn’t completely true. You had multiple people from two groups fighting each other. In fact I’m watching it RIGHT NOW as I’m writing this.

  19. Do these athelete/hip hop/’in da club’ types ever fight one on one like normal drunk bar idiots?

  20. arwiv says:
    Feb 9, 2016 5:38 PM
    Good grief its a bar/club fight….whats the big deal? The vast majority of the populace wouldnt know how to exist in this world before cell phone cameras and the internet. You go in a club, you get drunk, you get in a fight…..sometimes you win and sometimes you lose; it happens. Too many punks in this world nowadays who are only worried about stupid lawsuits….which you know, at the end of the day, is all this is about…its basically all anything is about.
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    The big deal? People sustaining broken noses and broken ribs gets a ‘good grief’?

    A bar fight is a couple of drunk idiots talking crap, maybe landing a punch and then rolling on the ground while people break it up. 4 guys stomping on a human being on the ground breaking his bones isn’t a ‘bar fight’.

    Let me guess, you have a tribal tattoo and are wearing a flat brimmed hat as we speak?

  21. granadafan says:
    Feb 9, 2016 5:20 PM
    So many questions: How drunk were the cops? Did they, at any time, identify themselves as officers or did they continue to mouth off and start a fight? Cops are required to carry their service weapons with them at all times. Why are cops getting wasted with guns? Cops are supposed to be above this and avoid getting in fights in the first place.

    Note: Cops are NOT required to carry their service weapons at all times; however, you are right that sworn public employees etc are expected to be held to a higher standard. I am not willing to loosely place blame as you are though. On a side note: Care to comment whether or not THEIR group was drinking and armed?

  22. codythao35 says:
    Feb 9, 2016 5:51 PM
    Cops who act tough greatly deserved it. That’s what they get for picking on minorities.

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    That your name is ‘cody’, tells me you are a teenager.

    That said, look at the video – these were black cops assaulted by black men, in a black club.

    But cops ‘deserve’ to get assaulted with broken ribs?

  23. How are police officers able to afford champagne bottle service in a club frequented by NFL players?

    I hope it was a special occasion and not a usual weekend night.

  24. Prosecute him to the full extent of the law, and let the courts determine his innocence or guilt.

    In these scenarios I’m not sure why everyone always calls for the NFL to suspend them for x number of games though. I guess that type of vigilante justice makes people feel good but it doesn’t make any sense. The incident in question had nothing to do with the sport at all so why would the NFL be involved?

    If you broke a law in your spare time on a Saturday night or something would you think it’s reasonable for your employer to carry out their own personal investigation and then punish you? I suspect not. Perhaps this is a minority opinion but all of these off the field issues should be handled by the law. The governing body of a for – entertainment sports league has nothing to do with it as long as it doesn’t involve the sport itself, such as incidents of cheating, tampering, doping, etc.

  25. draculalambert says:
    Feb 9, 2016 4:58 PM

    1 year suspension following a few months in jail.

    Lock him up!
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    You must be voting for Hillary.

  26. dontbeemo says:
    Feb 9, 2016 5:03 PM
    Off duty cops are civilians. This is appalling that the media even lets people know the victims jobs. In this situation an off duty cop and a garbage man and a waiter are all the same. For shame.

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    Wrong! Off duty cops are not civilians. Full time sworn peace Officers have arrest powers 24/7 in any state of this glorious Union. Good try though.

  27. The CJ system is so messed up in PA and Philadelphia that this is bound for some eventual screw-up. Maybe they’ll pass around lewd email about it like they seemingly do in PA.

  28. These cops are public servants. To my knowledge none of the off-duty cops have been accused by anybody of breaking the law or doing anything wrong. Why the anger towards them? We know they were drinking and they got their butts kicked but those things aren’t illegal. Again, why are people jumping to extremely negative conclusions about them without even a shred of evidence?

  29. Off duty or not, assaulting any law enforcement officer in the United States comes with big big penalties. Wont surprise me if some of these people end up with jail time

  30. There is another name for an off-duty police officer. “guy”

    as in, “just another guy”

    off-duty police do not get apecial priviledges

  31. Wrong! Off duty cops are not civilians. Full time sworn peace Officers have arrest powers 24/7 in any state of this glorious Union. Good try though.

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    That’s right folks… drunk out of their minds, foul mouthed bullies with “arrest powers 24/7”. What a glorious Union indeed.

  32. I’ve personally experienced occasions in bars where groups of off duty police officers and state troopers where acting like total jerks…threatening people that were minding their own business and acting like they were above reproach.

    Let’s find out who started this whole thing before jumping all over Shady’s back. If Shady’s group started it, so be it. But if it’s the other way around there needs to be equal justice.

  33. Nice point on the double standard of Shady being suspended by the NFL but the cops unlikely suspended without pay form their jobs.

    Another double standard … why are the names of Shadys squad named and not the cops? Are they assuming the cops are victims from the get go? Why did Shadys crew get named during the investigation and the cops are not named?

  34. All these people in this post are taking about shady receiving jail time before he’s even arrested. Have any of you seen making a murderer? In American you have the constitutional right of being INNOCENT until proven guilty.
    Nobody knows what happened in that bar except the parties involved, and if simply taking a (drunk) cops word for it is the proof the prosecution will be presenting, than shady will serve the same suspension the ball deflator Brady did.

  35. I don’t know about the corruption in the Philadelphia or New York police departments, but until they have an officer stand over a suspect and pump 16 rounds into him while other officers stand by and watch, you’ve got nothing on the Chicago PD.

  36. codythao35
    Feb 9, 2016, 5:51 PM EST
    Cops who act tough greatly deserved it. That’s what they get for picking on minorities.

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    Nothing racist, just stupidity and real bad judgement by all involved whom were all black!

    Let’s stop trying to use race as the reason for our problems

  37. Wait for the facts….so quick to hate on shady and/or the the cops….and no, cops aren’t “required” to carry guns off duty….know facts before you make stuff up.

  38. Off Duty Cops,in an After Hours Club? Anyone who works in that Industry,knows what goes on in MOST after-hours clubs,as well as who the patrons are. It’s either Service Industry Folks,who hang out when their done work,or its folks of questionable character,usually selling “Party Favors”

  39. Kelly didn’t trade McCoy because he was racist but because McCoy was a selfish punk with a me-first attitude. This is not his first incident and I doubt it’s his last.

    It was just he first incident he’s not going to get away with since there is unimpeachable evidence and the victims were police.

  40. We can thank the hip hop movement for the whole ‘let’s assault or shoot people for being disrespected’ thing.

    What is it with being so quick to extreme violence?

    Disrespected? Grow up. You’ll be disrespected your entire life. You don’t assault or shoot someone because of that.

    Disrespected? I’ve been married 15 years. I know ‘disrespected’

  41. Philly Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby says of the assault allegedly involving LeSean McCoy: “This just wasn’t a pushing and shoving match or a playground brawl, this was an all out beat down. And the officers were severely injured. I’m not talking about scratches and contusions. I’m talking about broken bones, eye sockets, fractured skulls, and it’s a long road to recovery for them and hopefully they’ll be able to return to work.”

  42. This is police sponsored extortion. A high end night club- known to be frequented by athletes for the 3 professional teams in that city..Superbowl Sunday- if I was a cop- that’s where I would be- provoke an altercation- settle out of court for a big payday. Yes- the cops got more than they bargained for in the beat down…but wounds heal faster with a fat bank account !! Shame on Shady for not having the “Street Sense” to see this one coming…Trolls come in all forms.

  43. downgoesbrady says:
    Feb 10, 2016 9:05 AM
    This is police sponsored extortion. A high end night club- known to be frequented by athletes for the 3 professional teams in that city..Superbowl Sunday- if I was a cop- that’s where I would be- provoke an altercation- settle out of court for a big payday. Yes- the cops got more than they bargained for in the beat down…but wounds heal faster with a fat bank account !! Shame on Shady for not having the “Street Sense” to see this one coming…Trolls come in all forms.
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    Yes, because people of varying professions can’t go to a club.

    If a spot is known to attract athletes, then there will be hot girls there. Guys want to go to clubs where hot girls are.

    But no, it was an elaborate ‘Gone Girl’ ruse cooked up by some cops to get McCoy and his 3 friends to beat 2 people into a pulp fracturing skulls and breaking ribs.

  44. midenginerearwheeldrive says:
    Feb 10, 2016 10:55 AM
    downgoesbrady says:
    Feb 10, 2016 9:05 AM
    This is police sponsored extortion. A high end night club- known to be frequented by athletes for the 3 professional teams in that city..Superbowl Sunday- if I was a cop- that’s where I would be- provoke an altercation- settle out of court for a big payday. Yes- the cops got more than they bargained for in the beat down…but wounds heal faster with a fat bank account !! Shame on Shady for not having the “Street Sense” to see this one coming…Trolls come in all forms.
    ____________

    Yes, because people of varying professions can’t go to a club.

    If a spot is known to attract athletes, then there will be hot girls there. Guys want to go to clubs where hot girls are.

    But no, it was an elaborate ‘Gone Girl’ ruse cooked up by some cops to get McCoy and his 3 friends to beat 2 people into a pulp fracturing skulls and breaking ribs.
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    Well thought out and organized response..a small part of it actually relates to the original point.

  45. For everyone talking about suspension times, let’s do a quick run down on equivalent offenses.

    Tom Brady wrecks the integrity of the game, conceals evidence and commits perjury: 0 games

    Greg Hardy throws a defenseless woman onto a pile of automatic weapons, seriously injuring her: 4 games

    Lesean McCoy gets into a bar fight, instigated by a friend who is with, against two other full grown men for whom subduing people is part of their job description, and everyone is part of a mutual scrum: LOCK HIM UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!!!

    This seems fair. [/sarcasm]

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