Philly officer to be stripped of badge for fatal shooting

Frank Tepper was off-duty when he shot William Panas Jr.

By Allison Steele
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 21-year-old man in November during a street fight will be stripped of his badge, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced yesterday.

Frank Tepper, 43, a 16-year veteran of the force, committed "numerous violations" of Police Department procedures when he opened fire on William Panas Jr. in the Port Richmond neighborhood where they both lived, according to an investigation by the department's Internal Affairs Division.

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