Ex-Philadelphia officer gets 1 day in prison, 6 months of house arrest in detention of veteran


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PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia police officer has been sentenced to one day in prison followed by six months of house arrest in what authorities called the improper detention of an Iraq War veteran last year.

Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Corcoran was acquitted of charges of false imprisonment and official oppression last fall but convicted of obstruction of justice, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Prosecutors said Corcoran drew criticism and some people began filming him after he allegedly made an illegal turn. They said Corcoran cuffed one of them, Roderick King of Lansdale, and drove him around before eventually releasing him.

Prosecutors sought a three-month minimum sentence, but Common Pleas judge Robert Coleman on Friday called the incident an aberration amid Corcoran's 10-year career. Corcoran was suspended from the force and later lost his job.

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