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Walter Wallace Jr. Criminal Record, History & Rap Sheet


Walter Wallace Jr., the Philadelphia man who was shot and killed by police, had a serious and recent criminal record.

To be clear, a criminal history doesn’t make a police shooting justified. However, it does provide a fuller biography. Family members have said that Wallace Jr. had mental health issue; police say he had a knife when officers shot him in a scene captured on video.

The shooting has ignited riots and looting throughout Philly. According to Fox News, Wallace rapped about “shooting police officers.”

What was the criminal history of Walter Wallace Jr.?

Here’s the rap sheet for Wallace Jr.

Walter Wallace Jr. Criminal History

Read his full criminal record here from the Philadelphia court system.

Walter wallace jr. Criminal record

According to ABC 6 and online court records obtained by Wisconsin Right Now, this is Wallace Jr.’s criminal record:

  • He had a pending case for “allegedly threatening to shoot a woman and her house up,” ABC 6 reported. Here’s the court record:Walter wallace jr. Criminal record
  • In 2017, he pleaded guilty “to robbery, assault, and possessing an instrument of crime after kicking down the door of another woman and putting a gun to her head.”
  • In 2013, he pleaded “guilty to assault and resisting arrest after punching a police officer in the face.”

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that police were called “dozens of times” for “problems” at Wallace’s home, including twice before the shooting incident.

    The Inquirer reported that Wallace “had been in and out of court for nearly a decade, with convictions for crimes including resisting arrest and robbery…city judges routinely sought to get him mental health treatment.”

    Police have said they are still trying to determine what officers knew about Wallace before they responded to the house. They received “31 radio calls since May” relating to Wallace’s address, some involved “reports of a person with a weapon, threats, or assaults, the sources said,” the Inquirer reported.

    They were called to the house for a report of a man with a knife, according to the newspaper.

    “Responding officers witnessed a male on the block. Immediately they noticed he had a knife in his possession and he was brandishing it, and waiving it erratically,” said Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp to CBS Philadelphia.

Jim Piwowarczyk
Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now. Married with 3 kids, a chocolate lab, and a german shepherd. Jim served as a police officer in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. His career started as a police officer in Milwaukee County in 1994 as a patrol officer, until he was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2003 where he worked until he left in 2009 to pursue business aspirations. Jim Piwowarczyk was a field training officer, evidence technician & hostage negotiator and conducted many drug investigations. Jim continued to work part-time for an area police department. Jim is avid real estate investor, and small business owner & developer. Jim has coached youth football and basketball. Jim is also an avid fisherman and hunter.

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