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More Drug Convictions Tossed Amid Ongoing Questions About Phila. Narcotics Squad

A Philadelphia judge has reversed dozens of additional drug convictions tied to a onetime elite squad of police narcotics officers whose members were recently acquitted of federal corruption charges.

06/22/2015

(Defense attorney Jack McMahon speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center in 2013.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs Back

Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.

05/15/2015

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Not Guilty on All Counts in Philadelphia Police Narcotics Corruption Case

The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.

05/14/2015

Michael Spicer (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Former Philadelphia Police Officer Faces Cross-Examination In Squad Corruption Trial

Michael Spicer is set to return after spending most of Friday on the witness stand.

05/04/2015

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Trial Set To Get Underway For Six Former Philly Police Officers Accused Of Corruption

Federal authorities allege the six former officers, Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman and John Speiser were part of a violent racketeering conspiracy.

03/30/2015

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Attorneys in Phila. Cop Corruption Trial Spar Over One Witness’ Testimony

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Battle Over Prosecution’s Attempt to Drop Some Charges in Phila. Police Corruption Case

The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

(Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson.  Photos from Phila. PD)

2 Philadelphia Officers Charged In Brutality Case

Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with the violent beating of a man whom investigators say was innocent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/05/2015

Jonathan Garcia.

Corrupt Philadelphia Cop Gets Long Prison Sentence For Ripping Off Drug Dealers

US District Court judge Legrome Davis Jr. told defendant Jonathan Garcia that he had done “more harm than I can fathom.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

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Alleged Corrupt Philly Cop Fights For Freedom While Awaiting Trial

The defense for an allegedly corrupt former Philadelphia police officer Thomas Liciardello is fighting for his freedom — very limited freedom — pending trial.

10/31/2014

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey File Photo (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

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

Charles Jacoby III

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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