Nightly News   |  May 18, 2013

Officer once hailed as hero now facing charges

A former Philadelphia police officer who gained national attention for an act of bravery several years ago is now under arrest. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> a former philadelphia police officer who gained national attention for an act of bravery several years ago is under arrest tonight. police say he was arrested early thursday after leaving a party with two women and then allegedly forcing them at gunpoint to take drugs and engage in sexual acts. four years ago, he was invited to sit with michelle obama at the president's state of the union address . he was hailed as a hero for managing to chase down an attacker after being shot in the face.