Jul 7

Commonwealth v. M.P.

Commonwealth v. M.P.

Police heard gunshots in the area of Temple University and multiple cars responded. One officer observed M.P. running from the area and stopped him for investigation. Police then surveyed the area and obtained video footage from a ring camera they believed showed M.P. running down the street discarding a firearm with a laser site onto a metal grate. At the preliminary hearing a police officer testified that M.P. was wearing very distinctive clothing and sneakers that the male on video discarding the gun was wearing. The officer was cross examined on several inconsistencies and confronted with body camera footage from other officers showing multiple people fleeing the area with similar clothing to that which was worn by M.P. At the conclusion of the hearing, a judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence.

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