WEST CHESTER, PA — On September 19, 2023, West Chester police officers responded to an incident involving an unconscious man in a vehicle parked at the intersection of W Gay St and N Church St. The man was later identified as Gregory Davis, a 36-year-old from Philadelphia.
According to the West Chester Police Department, upon making contact with Davis, a physical altercation ensued. Davis, who was initially detained in handcuffs, began physically fighting with the officers. As a result, he was taken into custody and has been charged with multiple offenses, including two counts of Aggravated Assault Cause Bodily Injury to Officers or Employees, Resisting Arrest, Institutional Vandalism, and Obstructing Highways and other public passages.
The charges stem from the alleged assault on the responding officers and the ensuing struggle, which resulted in a disruption to the public passages. Details of the extent of the injuries sustained by the officers during the altercation have not been released.
Davis is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing at District Court 15-1-01. The date for the hearing has not yet been disclosed.
The West Chester Police Department has not issued any further details regarding the circumstances surrounding the incident. It remains unclear why Davis was unconscious in his vehicle or what led to his violent response to the officers’ attempts to detain him.
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