Police Corruption

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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.


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Daily News Reporters Forced To Defend Pulitzer Prize Winning Series

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.


(First lady Michelle Obama waves to her husband before he addresses a joint session of Congress in February 2009.   With her is Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.  
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Exalted Then Disgraced Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charges

Troubled former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, simple assault, and a drug charge.


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Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Corruption, Agrees To Cooperate

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.


Daniel Castro's fate is in the jury's hands. FILE. (credit: KYW's Steve Tawa)

Former Philadelphia Police Inspector Re-Sentenced To 5 Years

Former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has been re-sentenced to the same five year sentence for extortion with the threat of violence.


27-year-old Keith Corley (pictured above in a green sweatshirt), a four-year veteran of the force, surrenders to police on rape charges.

Former Philadelphia Cop Awaits Appeal In ‘He Said, She Said’ Sex Case

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.


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Former Norristown Police Detective Arrested For Drug Dealing

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.


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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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Trial Ordered for Montco Woman Accused of Falsely Accusing Lower Merion Cops

The charges against Gabrielle Drexler include perjury, tampering with evidence, and making false reports to police.


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Philadelphia Cop Gets Probation For Shaking Down Undercover ‘Panhandler’

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.


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Sharon Hill, Pa. Cop Accused of Roughing Up SEPTA Commuters

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.


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Camden Police Officer Convicted of Corruption, Another Acquitted

Robert Bayard was cleared, but Antonio Figueroa was convicted on three of the five counts against him.


(Former Philadelphia police official Daniel Castro speaks with KYW's Tony Hanson following his guilty plea today. Photo by Ed Fischer)

Former Philadelphia Police Inspector Daniel Castro Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Following a trial and mixed verdict in April, former Philadelphia police inspector Daniel Castro has pleaded guilty to a single count of extortion.


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Woman Claims She Was Sexually Assaulted, Stalked By Lower Merion Police Officer

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, on trial in federal court for corruption.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

More Tearful But Defensive Testimony From Philadelphia Cop Charged With Extortion

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.