Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner William Blackburn trolled department's personnel files looking for dates: report
ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner William Blackburn
A Philadelphia deputy police commissioner was so desperate for dates that he trolled the department's personnel files looking for female officers to hit on, according to a report.
Deputy Commissioner William Blackburn ordered aides to bring him head shots of comely female cops, and then instructed the underlings to set up meet-and-greets with the ones he liked best, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.
Blackburn's alleged creepy behavior came to light as part of testimony from former aides in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a female police captain.
One ex-aide, Officer Walter Maiellano, told investigators that he had to drive Blackburn to meet female cops that caught his eye.
"He went to the district so it would appear like he was there on business. In reality, he was trying to pick them up," Brian Purcelli, a lawyer for the female captain who is suing Blackburn, told the newspaper.