crimes and misdemeanors

Michelle Obama’s SOTU Guest Turns Out to Be Absolutely Despicable

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama applauds her husband, U.S. President Barack Obama, while he addresses a joint meeting of Congress as Philadelphia Police Officer Richard DeCoatsworth (R) stands by her February 24, 2009 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. In his remarks Obama was expected to address the topics of the struggling U.S. economy, the budget deficit, and health care.
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Richard DeCoatsworth, a Philadelphia cop who once sat next to Michelle Obama at a 2009 State of the Union address after being shot in the face and still pursuing his assailant, is in huge trouble. The charges against the 27-year-old “hero cop” run the gamut of awful, including forcing a woman into prostitution, rape, sexual assault, terroristic threats, guns, and drugs. His $60 million bail might just be a Philly record, which, knowing that place, is not an easy feat.

Richard DeCoatsworth Charged With Rape