Plaque honoring Philadelphia's first African-American detective vandalized

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Plaque honoring slain Philadelphia officer vandalized. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 4:30 a.m. on October 24, 2017. (WPVI)

A plaque honoring a slain police officer was vandalized in South Philadelphia.

The memorial at 16th and South streets is dedicated to George L. Williams.

He was the city's first African-American detective and was killed in the line of duty in 1918.

Police officers scrubbed the red spray paint off the plaque Monday night.

Anyone with information on a suspect should contact police.
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