A report on Thursday indicated that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office was “pushing back” at police recommendations about charging Bills running back LeSean McCoy with a crime for his involvement in a fight with off-duty police officers at a nightclub more than a week ago.
The reason for the push-back is reportedly doubt about the behavior of the officers before, during and after the fight. During an appearance on Philadelphia radio station WIP Friday, Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby accused D.A. Seth Williams of “overthinking” the case.
Williams released a statement defending his handling of the case later on Friday.
“My team and I are continuing to investigate the incident that took place at the Recess Lounge,” Williams said. “Like with all investigations, I don’t comment about what I will or will not do until all of the evidence has been thoroughly reviewed. I understand that people are interested in the outcome of our investigation, but we’re not going to rush because some people are impatient — and to say that I am unwilling to prosecute difficult cases is a little misinformed. … The people of Philadelphia elected me to charge the right people with the right crimes nothing more and nothing less. My only goal is to get it right, not fast. The last thing we need is a rush to judgment.”
McCoy’s attorney said this week that McCoy did nothing wrong, but an official determination on that front remains up in the air at least a little while longer.