By Kenneth Lipp
The Philadelphia Police Department and Mayor Nutter held a press conference today to trumpet the opening of Philadelphia’s “new” fusion center, the DVIC.
During the course of our research, Officer Shensky has already appeared on our radar. His linkedn profile lists him as the DVIC “liaison,” a representation the above tweet from the PPD proves accurate.
In 2012, Officer Shensky was sued for an alleged false arrest and beating of an autistic youth. From the Pennsylvania Record:
A teenager with special needs who alleges two Philadelphia police officers beat him severely after they mistakenly suspected he was involved in the theft of a cell phone belonging to one of the officers’ friends has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and the officers involved in the alleged assault.”
The final disposition of this suit against Officer Shensky seems to be a dismissal, but it does leave this editor to wonder about the Department’s giving him this special assignment (he was commended for valor in same year as the suit).