Officer in Chester faces lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - October 27, 2009

The lawsuits describe two incidents where the plaintiffs claim Officer Joshua DeWees wrongly arrested them. Both suits claim the city and police department were aware of past complaints against DeWees but failed to discipline him.

DeWees is already facing a lawsuit filed last January by a 14-year-old girl, who claims he assaulted her with a baton.

In court documents, the officer's attorney denied any allegations of misconduct.

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