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4 Teens Claim "Excessive Force" Against Philly PD

July 16, 2009  | 

Considering the size of the crowd that filled South Street Saturday night, police say that things didn't turn out all that bad.

But four teenagers charged with assaulting police officers are alleging that they were victims of excessive force.

Police said that five officers were injured and 19 revelers were arrested Saturday after thousands of young people swarmed South Street. Cops had bulked up patrols on the street after "flash mobs" appeared on at least two weekends earlier this year.

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