Former Philadelphia Police Inspector Re-Sentenced To 5 Years
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By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has been re-sentenced to the same five year sentence for extortion with the threat of violence.
The re-sentencing was ordered after an appeals court overturned a conviction on another charge that he made false statements to investigators.
A tearful Daniel Castro begged, pleaded with Judge Harvey Bartle III to show leniency. Castro, in prison about 16 months, was hoping to be released right away, with time served.
Judge Bartle acknowledged Castro’s acceptance of responsibility.
“Unfortunately, contrition, remorse and good works do not overcome the damage that has been inflicted on the street, the police department and the community at large. While you no longer wear the badge and are unlikely to commit any further crimes, there is still a compelling need to afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct, particularly to deter others in law enforcement who may contemplate illegal conduct,” said Judge Bartle.
Castro’s scheduled release date is listed as April of 2016.