The Latest: Philadelphia inspector faces sex assault charges

The Latest: Philadelphia inspector faces sex assault charges


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a Philadelphia police inspector who faces sex assault charges (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

A Philadelphia police inspector is facing charges he sexually assaulted three female officers.

The district attorney's office said Thursday that a grand jury probe has determined that 54-year-old Inspector Carl Holmes abused his power after mentoring the officers at the police academy and in other roles.

The charges come two years after the city settled a female detective's sexual harassment lawsuit involving Holmes for more than $1 million.

Holmes surrendered to police Thursday morning. He's expected to be arraigned later in the day.

It was not clear if he had retained a lawyer. Holmes has been suspended from the police department with the intent to dismiss.

The arrest comes two months after Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigned amid allegations that he failed to address sexual harassment and misconduct within the department.

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2:10 p.m.

A Philadelphia police inspector is facing charges he sexually assaulted three female officers.

That comes two years after the city settled a lawsuit with an accuser for $1.25 million.

The Philadelphia Inquirer says a grand jury report determined that 54-year-old Carl Holmes abused his power after mentoring the younger officers.

The Inquirer reports that Holmes surrendered to police Thursday morning.

A police spokesman said he could not confirm the arrest, and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

It wasn't immediately clear if Holmes has a lawyer.

The arrest comes two months after Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigned amid allegations he failed to address sexual harassment and misconduct within the department.

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12:05 p.m.

A Philadelphia police inspector is facing charges he sexually assaulted three female officers.

That comes two years after the city settled a lawsuit with an accuser for $1.25 million.

The Philadelphia Inquirer says a grand jury report determined that 54-year-old Carl Holmes abused his power after mentoring the younger officers.

The Inquirer reports that Holmes surrendered to police Thursday morning.

A police spokesman said he could not confirm the arrest, and the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

It wasn't immediately clear if Holmes has a lawyer.

The arrest comes two months after Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigned amid allegations he failed to address sexual harassment and misconduct within the department.

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