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DA Krasner Statement on Former Police Officer Edsaul Mendoza

PHILADELPHIA (May 2, 2022) — Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner released the following statement today:Philadelphia’s 31st Investigating Grand Jury issued a presentment recommending that former Philadelphia Police Officer Edsaul Mendoza (DOB: 11/11/1995) be charged with the following crimes for the fatal on-duty shooting death of 12-year-old Thomas “TJ” Siderio that occurred on March 1, 2022:

  • Murder of the First Degree – 18 Pa. C.S. § 2502(a)
  • Murder of the Third Degree – 18 Pa. C.S. § 2502(b)
  • Voluntary Manslaughter – 18 Pa. C.S. § 2503
  • Possession of an Instrument of Crime – 18 Pa. C.S. § 907

“The investigation into this terrible tragedy remains ongoing. As in all cases, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office intends to prosecute this matter thoroughly and even-handedly. Our office has no further comment at this time.”A copy of the unsealed presentment can be obtained here.