Philadelphia police officer suspended after using pipe dripping water
UPDATE: PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police officers suspended after they allegedly used pipe dripping on a sinkwater pipe in Philadelphia.
The officers were arrested after the incident on April 23rd.
The city of Philadelphia issued a statement saying it was “aware of the allegations” and that it was reviewing the case.
According to Philadelphia police, a citizen noticed that a water pipe in a public street was leaking, and called the city’s public information hotline.
The citizen reported the pipe to police, who responded to the call.
After conducting a welfare check, officers noticed that the pipe was leaking.
A pipe pipe, or a pipe that is leaking, is considered an unsightly and potentially dangerous situation, according to the city.
Officers then used a hose to stop the flow of water from the pipe, which then led to a spill.
Police said that it’s unclear if the officers used force to stop a possible violation of the city code.
Officers are facing criminal charges.
Officials said that they are reviewing the incident and are looking into what actions might have been taken differently.
The statement continued, “We are taking this matter very seriously and will work closely with the city of Philly to make sure that the city does not have a repeat of this event.”
Officials did not immediately say whether or not the officers were disciplined.
Police in other parts of the country have faced similar allegations in recent years.
According the police union, Philadelphia officers are suspended from the force after being accused of using excessive force.
The police union has not responded to a request for comment.