Philadelphia Police Corruption

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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.


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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

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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

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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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.