The federal judge granted a prosecution motion to dismiss a couple of charges in a police corruption case that has ensnared six former Philadelphia narcotics officers.
The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.
Miguel Mendez has had a drug conviction against him dismissed because the officer involved, Brian Reynolds, was among six indicted by the FBI in July.
A U.S. trial judge has upheld a decision to grant house arrest to a Philadelphia police officer charged with robbing drug suspects.
Bail hearings are scheduled for today for six Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with corruption.