PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2022) – District Attorney Larry Krasner issued the following statement on former Philadelphia Police officer Gregory Campbell (DOB: 8/6/1993), who pleaded guilty on Wednesday to Aggravated Assault While DUI and other charges related to an extremely violent crash last year that seriously injured a couple, killed their two dogs, and caused major damage to their home:“In one night of reckless and dangerous behavior, Gregory Campbell inflicted terrible injury on an elderly woman and trauma to her and her husband, who also was injured. The Philadelphia Police Department held Mr. Campbell accountable by firing him, and the District Attorney’s Office held him accountable by convicting him of his crimes. But the victims in this matter lost their home, as well as their two dogs, and now face a lifetime of healthcare needs that the criminal justice system on its own cannot provide.
“We must do more to support traffic safety. I will continue to work with our partners in government and urge faster adoption of measures such as civilian traffic enforcement, which was approved by voters three years ago and is well overdue for implementation.” Gregory Campbell pleaded guilty to Aggravated Assault While DUI (F2), Criminal Mischief (F3), Possession of an Instrument of Crime (M1), Simple Assault (M2), DUI (M), and two counts of Reckless Endangerment of Another Person (M2). He will be sentenced by the Hon. Zachary Shaffer on June 27, 2022.
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