A law enforcement figure is sounding off about the relationship between LeSean McCoy and the District Attorney’s office, raising questions about “preferential treatment” for the football star.
The comment, from Fraternal Order of Police President John McNesby, came in an interview with CSN Philly, published Tuesday.
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McNesby called it “bizarre” that McCoy and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams would meet together before the issuance of arrest warrants.
“If that’s not preferential treatment,” McNesby told the outlet, “I don’t know what is.”
ESPN reported Tuesday night that McCoy and Williams met in McCoy's lawyer Dennis Cogan's office.
Williams' office fired back on McNesby's claim.
“Anytime an attorney wishes to have their client reach out to us, we do that,” a spokesman for Williams said, CSN reported. “That’s part of our investigation. This is not an issue of preferential treatment. This is an issue of conducting a thorough investigation.”
McCoy faces charges for his role in a fight outside a Philly nightclub Feb. 7.
He is among four men accused of brawling with two off-duty officers outside the Recess Lounge nightclub in Old City. The incident, which sent the officers to the hospital, was reportedly the result of an argument about a bottle of champagne.
Questions remain about the altercation and the conduct of the police officers involved. Police previously said the officers were "jumped," while a source close to McCoy told the Buffalo News that it was one of the officers who instigated the fight.