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.
City lawyers say ex-officer Herbert Spellman has “an ax to grind” against the police department after he was denied disability and workers’ compensation over an on-duty car accident.
The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday along the inner lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Summerdale Avenue in Philadelphia’s Lawncrest neighborhood.
Hundreds of police from Philadelphia and across the country formed a long blue line outside the funeral home at 52nd and Whitby Avenues in West Philadelphia where a viewing was held for murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.
The sister of fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III greeted mourners at a vigil for her brother in West Philadelphia Thursday evening.
Thursday night, hundreds gathered in his neighborhood to honor him as a police officer, and a person.
The community gathered for a vigil Wednesday night to remember slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III.
Authorities say a Philadelphia man is dead and a woman injured following an attempted murder-suicide.
Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church, in the neighborhood where Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III was killed in the line of duty, held a special mass in his honor on Sunday.
Authorities say a man being sought in the shooting death of a woman during a domestic dispute last week has been found dead in a car in Philadelphia.
It happened around 2 a.m. inside a home along the 800 block of East Tioga Street.
It happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday near the 2100 block of West Berks Street.
The Sixers wore special shirts to honor fallen Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III.
It’s been a tough couple of days for Philadelphia and its police department with the loss of Officer Robert Wilson III. But for the 22nd District, located at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue, it may be a bit tougher.