Off-Duty Officer Attacks Worker, Woman Outside Dunkin' Donuts: Police

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested after he allegedly attacked a worker and a woman outside a Dunkin' Donuts earlier this year.

Investigators say a male worker was applying salt with a shopping cart outside the Dunkin' Donuts on the 1600 block of East Wadsworth Avenue back on Feb. 14. The worker lost control of the cart and it struck the vehicle of Officer Joseph Marion, who was off-duty at the time, police said.

Marion, 39, allegedly got out of his vehicle and attacked the worker. A woman nearby tried to intervene and Marion attacked her as well, police said.

The Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau as well as the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office launched an investigation which led to Marion’s arrest. He is charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Marion is a 4-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and assigned to the 25th District. He was suspended for 30 days with the intent to dismiss.

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