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.
US District Court judge Legrome Davis Jr. told defendant Jonathan Garcia that he had done “more harm than I can fathom.”
Bail hearings are scheduled for today for six Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with corruption.
John Becker admitted stealing drugs, guns, and cash from the department’s evidence locker between late 2009 and early 2011.
Two former Philadelphia police officers have pleaded guilty to corruption charges, stunning crimes committed with a badge, a gun, and even a police wagon.