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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Do the Rite Thing?

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania () -- Three Philadelphia police officers who arrested a bridegroom at the altar have been suspended.


The announcement by Police Commissioner Richard Neal pre-empted a departmental investigation of the July 8 incident, which had drawn criticism from the city's clergy and mayor. Rufus Lawson, who had fled his trial for a smash-and-grab jewelry heist, was standing next to his intended when eight officers strode up the aisle to make the arrest.


Those suspended included an officer who got into a scuffle with a member of the wedding party.