PHILADELPHIA - A high ranking officer in the Philadelphia Police Department has been suspended. Chief Inspector Anthony Boyle turned in his badge on Monday as a group of 100 people came out in support of Boyle.
Boyle, 67, will be suspended for 30 days after that he's expected to be fired. Police say an internal affairs investigation found Boyle neglected his duty, failed to supervise among other violations of departmental policies.
Boyle says he will fight the accusations.
"No words. I'm blessed to be a part of this police family. Today is the first day of the fight back now I get due process that the department has denied myself, they have denied another commander, who was passed on a promotion, all because they fear standing up for what we know is right," Boyle said.
The suspension comes two years after Boyle allegedly attacked a female captain during a narcotics arrest.
Boyle is a 44-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department.
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