Philadelphia Officer Charged

(Former police officer Richard Decoatsworth gets a hug and kiss from his mother, Evelyn Decoatsworth Myers, following his release on bail.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Charges Dropped Against Philadelphia Cop Once Acclaimed, Later Vilified

Officer Richard DeCoatsworth had been charged with a long list of crimes including prostitution and human trafficking. Earlier, he was acknowledged by the Obama administration as a hero for his work as a cop.

09/29/2014

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Five Dozen More Convictions Tied To Corrupt Phila. Cop Are Overturned

Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper has dismissed 59 more cases related to investigations by officer Jeffrey Walker, the former narcotics officer who pleaded guilty to corruption and related crimes.

09/26/2014

(Councilman Curtis Jones speaks with reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review Board

Philadelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.

09/11/2014

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Philadelphia Narcotics Officer Charged With DUI In Delco Crash

A Philadelphia narcotics officer has been charged with drunken driving for a suburban crash following an Eagles game that injured a teen driving another vehicle.

10/07/2013

(Gerald Gibson, center, with his wife at Gov. Corbett's inauguration in Harrisburg.  File photo from CBS 3)

Trial Ordered For Former Philly Cop, Son-in-Law of Gov. Corbett

Philadelphia police officer Gerald Gibson, a son-in-law of the Pennsylvania governor, was fired after he allegedly stole marked money during a sting.

08/13/2013

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