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.
The Philadelphia Daily News reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a 2009 series on police corruption is in the uncomfortable position of challenging the credibility of one of their own sources.
Troubled former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, simple assault, and a drug charge.
Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker is at the center of continuing grand jury investigation and has been cooperating with authorities since shortly after his arrest in May of 2013.
Former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has been re-sentenced to the same five year sentence for extortion with the threat of violence.
Keith Corley was acquitted of rape but convicted of indecent exposure and official oppression. He is in jail as electronic home monitoring is set up for him.
Prosecutors say Jack Pennington used his former position of authority and a Norristown police badge to protect himself while he was dealing drugs on the streets.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, Officer Jonathan Garcia, 23, was arrested after selling heroin to an undercover FBI informant.
The charges against Gabrielle Drexler include perjury, tampering with evidence, and making false reports to police.
Former officer Kevin Workman, 48, was sentenced to three years’ probation. The 21-year veteran, who had been assigned to the 2nd District in Northeast Philadelphia, was fired after his arrest last year.
Officer Stephen Capizzi s free on $50,000 bail after his arrest in connection with an incident earlier this month at a trolley stop in Sharon Hill.
Robert Bayard was cleared, but Antonio Figueroa was convicted on three of the five counts against him.
Following a trial and mixed verdict in April, former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has pleaded guilty to a single count of extortion.
Lower Merion officials are calling for a full investigation after a young woman went public at Wednesday night’s commissioners’ meeting, accusing a township cop of sexually assaulting her last October and then stalking her for more than a month.
Daniel Castro, the former Philadelphia police inspector charged with corruption, has completed his testimony in federal court, admitting to taking part in strongarm extortions — but only after a certain date, and then only reluctantly.