4 Philly cops fired in videotaped melee


By Wendy Ruderman
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Officer Vincent Strain, the son of a recently retired captain who had worked in Internal Affairs, zoomed from suspect to suspect, kicking each of the three men wanted in a triple shooting, according to police brass.

Officer Patrick Gallagher, a two-year veteran, bashed one of the shooting suspects in the head with anunknown object, while Officer Patrick Whalen, just one month out of the Police Academy, pummeled two suspects, police said.

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