Cop slaying suspect back in Philadelphia
Six days after fleeing to Miami, John Lewis, the North Philadelphia man charged in the shooting death of Police Officer Chuck Cassidy, returned home on a commercial flight this afternoon with his hands and feet in shackles.
A team of five armed Philadelphia homicide detectives escorted Lewis on US Air Flight 742, which arrived at Philadelphia International Airport at about 4:40 p.m.
Has anyone had any experience with the transportation of prisoners on scheduled commercial flights?
Does the crew tell the traveling public about the special guest?
Does the carrier block off a few rows around the prisoner?
Is the prisoner uncuffed for take off and landing?
It's somewhat astounding to me that the Philadelphia PD would use a commercial flight. I thought for sure they'd use a King Air from the state or something like that to bring this guy home.