Philadelphia police officer charged with assault and making 'terroristic threats' during a naked fight involving a teenage boy
- Det. Robert Redanauer was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and terroristic threats.
- "This incident involved two victims, both siblings, one of whom was a minor," the DA told Insider.
- Redanauer is the 10th Philadelphia
policeofficer to be arrested and criminally charged in 2021.
According to an arrest affidavit, obtained by the Inquirer, a 23-year-old man heard his little brother arguing with Redanauer in his mother's bedroom. When he entered the room, Redanauer, who was unclothed, grabbed a semi-automatic handgun from a dresser, pointed it at both siblings, and threatened to pull the trigger."Come here f----r," Redanauer said, according to the court document. "I am going to shoot you."
It is not clear what the man's relationship was to the boys' mother, who was also in the room, the Inquirer reported, citing a
The case comes amid a highly contested election, with DA Krasner, a defense attorney turned self-styled progressive prosecutor, facing off against
Krasner has faced criticism from police amid a surge in homicides during the pandemic. Vega has also been put on the defensive over his role in a murder case against a man who was exonerated by DNA evidence.Have a news tip? Email this reporter: email@example.com