Police Officer Charged
Barry Searfoss has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and DUI, and was sentenced to 6-23 months in prison.
Troubled former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, simple assault, and a drug charge.
Police say the 79-year-old suspect flashed a badge and demanded money from a driver who was illegally parked in a handicapped spot.
Gerald Pawling, 42, who worked for seventeen years on the Coatesville police force, is accused of stealing $46,000 from the PBA.
Christopher Howard Scott, 33, has been charged with first-degree felony kidnapping after taking each of the women to a park.
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.
Federal authorities allege that officer Jeffrey Walker planted drugs in the target’s car, then stole approximately $15,000 from a home.
Lt. Jonathan Josey was found not guilty of assault charges stemming from an incident in which he was caught on videotape slapping a woman to the ground during a Puerto Rican Day celebration. The judge’s wife is a Philadelphia police officer.
The South Jersey man shot in the head last weekend inside the home of Deptford police officer James Stuart has died of his injuries.
Officer James Timms, 41, has been suspended from the police force with intent to dismiss.
Berlin Township police chief Joe Jackson is facing three misdemeanor counts of harassment and simple assault from incidents that stem back to April 2010 and came to a head last July.