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Philly police officer who shot Philadelphians’ boyfriend will not face charges

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PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Philadelphis Philander.

Officer Michael Brown, 38, of the 4th District, will appear in Philadelphia District Court Tuesday morning on a second- degree murder charge.

Brown shot Philander, 34, while he was sitting in his car on North Broadway on the evening of May 6, 2016, according to an indictment filed Monday.

Brown was fired from the department in May 2017, according the indictment.

Brown had no prior criminal record.

The indictment said that Brown had been assigned to patrol the 5th District since January 2015, according a department statement.

The shooting was first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday morning.

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