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Philly Police Officer Charged with 15 Counts of Robbery



Luis Miranda

by Alex Lloyd Gross

A Philadelphia Police Officer, Luis Miranda has been arrested for his role in a robbery  that happened at a business on the 4200 block of Rising Sun Ave.

An investigation initiated by the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) and referred to the District Attorney’s Office (DAO) Special Investigations Unit, which worked in collaboration with various PPD investigators, determined that Officer Miranda along with relatives Gregorio Esquilin  and Juan Luis Esquilin ) conspired to rob individuals participating in gambling activity out of a business in the area of 4200 Rising Sun Ave. The business was also robbed.

During the December 17, 2017, incident, 15 complainants were robbed, threatened, and/or assaulted. Additionally, Officer Miranda faces drug charges as well as charges of misusing PPD resources for criminal purposes.  For his role in the 2017 robbery, the DAO has charged Officer Miranda with 15 counts of Robbery (F1), 15 counts of Conspiracy (F1), four counts of Aggravated Assault (F1), four counts of Aggravated Assault (F2), 15 counts of Terrorist Threats (M1), and related charges. For misusing PPD resources, the DAO has charged Officer Miranda with 16 counts of Unlawful Use of a Computer (F3), 16 counts of Computer Theft (F3), 16 counts of Unlawful Duplication (F3), as well as Possession with Intent to Deliver (F), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M) for separate drug offenses.

For their roles in the 2017 robbery, Gregorio Esquilin and Juan Luis Esquilin, father and son, both of Philadelphia, each face 15 counts of Robbery (F1), 15 counts of Conspiracy (F1), four counts of Aggravated Assault (F1), four counts of Aggravated Assault (F2), 15 counts of Terrorist Threats (M1), and related charges.

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw suspended Miranda for 30 days with intent to dismiss


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