Police sergeant charged with tampering, assault in June arrest

PHILADELPHIA — Yet another member of the Philadelphia police force is in trouble with the law.

The department reports last Wednesday, Dec. 11, Sgt. Jason Reid was arrested.

According to the District Attorney’s Office,

“Reid is alleged to have assaulted an individual placed under arrest on June 8, 2019, and to have lied about the circumstances of the assault. The Internal Affairs investigation found that Reid’s statements on which charges were filed against the civilian were not accurate.”

Sgt. Reid is charged with tampering with public records or information, unsworn falsification to authorities, simple assault, false reports to law enforcement authorities, and obstructing administration of law or other government function.

Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter suspended him for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

CHARGED: Sgt. Jason Reid, from Philadelphia Police Department

Sgt. Reid is 42. He was hired in 2003, and was most recently assigned to the 35th District, which covers both sides of Broad Street in far northern Philadelphia.

He also becomes the fifth law enforcer from the Philadelphia Police Department arrested in the past two months.

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