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Philadelphia police captain alleges boss attacked her

October 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police captain has filed a complaint alleging her supervisor attacked her as she attempted to make an arrest this week.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Capt. Laverne Vann, who is black, filed a complaint Thursday, alleging Chief Inspector Anthony Boyle, who is white, confronted her as she was handcuffing a suspect on drug charges.

She alleges he grabbed her arm NS tried to push her down.

The department says it’s investigating, and would only say that a male commander has been placed on desk duty and a female commander sought medical treatment.

Vann is among four African-American officers who filed suit in federal court last year, alleging racial discrimination.

A message seeking comment from the Fraternal Order of Police wasn’t returned. It’s unclear if Boyle has an attorney. He couldn’t be reached Thursday.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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