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Philadelphia Police Corruption

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Commissioner Ramsey Confirms Cop Corruption Probe

Seven Philadelphia narcotics officers have been relieved of their duties as part of a federal corruption investigation.

01/18/2014

(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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‘Sad Day,’ Says Ramsey, As More Corruption Charges Filed Against Philly Cops

This is another blow to the Philadelphia Police Department, already reeling from repeated allegations of corruption, acts of admitted corruption, and concerns about police shootings.

06/04/2013

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Philadelphia Cop Charged With Selling Heroin

According to the Philadelphia Police Department, Officer Jonathan Garcia, 23, was arrested after selling heroin to an undercover FBI informant.

06/20/2012

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Former Philadelphia Cop Sentenced For Stealing, Using Inmates’ Credit Cards

Former 22nd District patrol officer and cell block attendant Charles Jacoby was previously found guilty of stealing and using debit and credit cards from incarcerated individuals.

03/02/2012

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Former Philadelphia Cop, 2 Others to Stand Trial For Insurance Fraud

Former officer Gary Cottrell, a 14-year veteran of the department but now fired, is accused of taking part in an auto repair insurance fraud ring.

02/13/2012

(Sean Alivera, left, and Christopher Luciano.  File photos provided by Phila. PD)

2 Philadelphia Cops Sentenced For Setting Up Robbery Of Drug Dealer

The defendants admitted conspiring with a group of drug dealers to rob another drug dealer — who was actually an undercover agent

06/15/2011

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Another Philadelphia Cop Sentenced In Plot To Rob Dealers, Resell Drugs

Despite an emotional show of remorse, corrupt former Philadelphia police officer Robert Snyder was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for taking part in a conspiracy to rob drug dealers and resell the stolen drugs.

05/10/2011

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Former Philadelphia Cop Gets 3½ Years For Stealing, Dealing Drugs

Former Philadelphia police officer James Venziale has been sentenced to federal prison, but he got a big break for cooperating with the authorities in the prosecution of his partners in crime.

05/09/2011

Former Philadelphia Cop Mark Williams

Former Philadelphia Cop Convicted Of Corruption

Former Philadelphia police officer Mark Williams has been convicted of conspiracy to steal and deal drugs and robbing a supposed mafia bagman.

03/04/2011