Prosecutor: Philly cop bit Atlantic City officer

Posted: August 03, 2012

New details were released today in the indictment of a Philadelphia police officer by an Atlantic County grand jury.

According to prosecutors, Officer Aisha Pleasant, 36, was arrested at Caesar's Atlantic City casino early on the morning of March 4 after an altercation with Atlantic City police.

Pleasant, a three-year veteran, had refused a 3 a.m. request by security to leave the casino. Police responded and were escorting Pleasant off the property when she assaulted one of the Atlantic City officers, biting him on the hand, said Jim McClain the acting Atlantic County Prosecutor.

Pleasant struggled with the officers until she was subdued and handcuffed. She was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, obstructing and trespassing. On June 19, the grand jury was charged with assault of a police officer and related counts.

Philadelphia police announced Wednesday that Pleasant would be suspended with intent to dismiss, but had released no further information.


Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.com.

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