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