Philadelphia Police Officer Charged with Simple Assault and Harassment

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer was arrested and charged with simple assault and harassment after an alleged off duty, domestic altercation with a female.

According to police, on Monday, December 28th, Police Officer Deric Lewis was taken into custody by Upper Darby Police. Authorities say when the responding officers arrived on the scene, Lewis did not comply with their requests to obtain his identification and continued in a disorderly manner.

Deric Lewis is 35 years old, and a 9 year veteran of the Department, assigned to the 19th District. Lewis has been suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss, according to authorities.