Philadelphia Officer Turns Himself In Following Solicitation Of False Reports

A Philadelphia Police officer who was wounded in an off duty shooting is now in trouble with the law.

Officer Robert Penn turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police say an internal investigation revealed Penn paid his former wife's brother Charles Mays to provide false information about the 2014 shooting to local newspapers.

Investigators say the officer wanted Mays to implicate his current wife in that shooting.

Officer Penn has been suspended with the intent to dismiss.

He and Mays now face several charges.

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