Ivy League professor sues celebrated Pa. cop

The hip-hop intellectual says the cop pulled him over and searched his car without a warrant, violating several constitutional rights

By Kia Gregory
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Around half past midnight one Saturday in June, Marc Lamont Hill was dropping off a childhood friend in the Logan section of the city when a police car pulled up behind his black BMW.

One of the two officers in it, Richard DeCoatsworth — hailed as a hero when he survived a gunshot blast to the face in 2007 — motioned for Hill to move his car, which was stopped at 11th Street and Lindley Avenue.

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