Philadelphia— The Center City District awarded the Honorable Kevin Dougherty- Administrative Judge for Family Court, Assistant District Attorney Angel Flores, Deputy Probation Officer Bennie Price, Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel and Ed Goldberg-Macy’s Executive Vice President, with a Crime Prevention Award today. They were chosen for their swift and decisive action in handling the “flash mob” rioting cases earlier this year. Those incidents involved a large group of mostly teens running down Market Street, destroying property at Macy’s and engaging in assaulting conduct on February 16, and a second group running through Center City on March 3. Altogether 29 teens were either found guilty or entered guilty pleas in court over the past two days. Judge Dougherty sentenced most of the teens to boot camp, or intensive probation.
At the time of the sentencing District Attorney Seth Williams had this to say. “ADA Angel Flores worked extremely hard and deserves great praise for these verdicts. I also want to applaud Judge Dougherty for his appropriate punishment and direct language to these juveniles.”