By Shepard Ambellas
Cop faces charges after punching youngster in eye twice
PHILADELPHIA (INTELLIHUB) — A police officer, Tamka Gross, was arrested Monday after allegedly taunting her children to fight other kids, reports say.
Shockingly, reports also claim, in one case, after her daughter lost the fight to a local 14-year-old neighborhood hellian Gross jumped in, punching the youngster in the eye twice.
The website philly.com reported:
Tashiana Haggins-Montgomery, the mother of the 14-year-old victim in the Lincoln High case, was overwhelmed with the news of Gross’ arrest. She said she’s called the District Attorney’s Office every week since the incident happened to check up on the case.
“I honestly thought it was going to be slipped under the rug,” she said. “She’s been getting away with it so long it was almost like it was the norm for her.”
According to District Attorney spokeswoman Tasha Jamerson, Gross has been charged with 11 counts in three separate cases dating back to 2012. In the first instance, on Jan. 25, 2012, Gross allegedly demanded her 18-year-old son fight a 16-year-old boy, an encounter which led to a street brawl, according to prosecutors.
In the second case, in March of 2012, Gross is accused of bringing her daughter to fight two sisters, ages 13 and 17, Jamerson said. During the incident, Gross was allegedly heard screaming that nobody would get arrested because she was an off-duty police officer.
Gross has been suspended.