• Philadelphia police officer Tamika Gross made headlines about four years ago while answering a call about a domestic dispute. At the scene, she got angry at a woman and challenged her to a fight. Despite literally being almost twice the other woman’s size, Gross got the worst of the fight until other officers jumped in. Gross is back in the headlines for fighting, but this time it was off duty. Her 16-year-old daughter got into a fight at school with a 14-year-old. The daughter, who apparently fights like her mom, was reportedly getting the worst of it, so Gross jumped in hitting the younger girl. A local newspaper reports that Gross’ personnel file is full of complaints by neighbors and acquaintances that she uses her job to intimidate them, as well as a police department Internal Affairs report from last year that found she has a pattern of getting involved when her children get into disputes with other youth.
Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.