Philadelphia Police Officers Arrested
A U.S. trial judge has upheld a decision to grant house arrest to a Philadelphia police officer charged with robbing drug suspects.
The prosecution says the defendants are flight risks and a danger to the community.
Commissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department’s narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city’s contract with the police union.
“My client vehemently denies these allegations, and he looks forward to clearing his good name,” said Brian McMonagle, attorney for Officer Thomas Liciardello.
Lt. Marques Newsome, who was off duty at the time, allegedly got into a verbal argument with his girlfriend that ended with him assaulting her.
Police confirm that a Philadelphia officer has been arrested and charged with bribery, theft by extortion and criminal use of a communication facility.
Jury deliberations were expected to begin Tuesday afternoon in the case of former Philadelphia police officer Frank Tepper, who shot and killed a 21-year-old neighbor during a confrontation in Port Richmond in 2009.
The defense concedes that then-officer William Haviland was drinking in a bar while on duty but argued that he was not impaired.
A former Philadelphia police officer has pleaded guilty to an off-duty DUI crash that nearly cost a Pennsylvania state trooper his life and his legs.
Fiften people, including a Philadelphia police detective and two other Philadelphia police officers, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged involvement in an illegal steroid and HGH distribution ring.
Former Philadelphia police officer Brien Greene has been ordered to stand trial on charges he pulled out his gun and threatened to shoot a West Philadelphia donut shop owner and her daughter during an argument.
A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested and officially charged with drinking while on duty.
Two Philadelphia police officers are under arrest for allegedly stealing drugs and cash from an undercover officer posing as a drug dealer.