Five former members of the Philadelphia narcotics squad are now suing the mayor, police commissioner and district attorney for defamation.
Philadelphia city officials and police officers held a community walk through West Philadelphia Thursday night.
At issue was the district attorney’s controversial program that seizes homes and cars from people whose relatives have been charged with drug crimes, then keeps the money for the DA’s office and the police department.
Seth Williams has issued warrants for three city election officials suspected of voter fraud.
“They lied about what happened to Brandon Tate-Brown,” says attorney Brian Mildenberg, who is representing the family of the dead man in a civil suit against the city. He held a press conference with the mother of the dead man.
The guilty plea to one count of conflict of interest entered by Michelle Brownlee comes just a week after guilty pleas from Representative Ronald Waters and former lawmaker Harold James.
A hearing is scheduled later this morning for a state lawmaker charged in a sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia elected officials accepting money.
This was the latest development in a sting operation that was shut down by the state attorney general and later resurrected by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.
“We will have more than 60 assistant district attorneys and several dozen county detectives ready to answer calls on our hotline,” Williams says.
Today, Williams stood with children in front of a mock voting booth at City Hall.
Philadelphia DA Seth Williams says once the initial probe is complete, they’ll determine whether criminal charges should be filed and who will prosecute.
Judge Won’t Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia’s Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug Cases
A Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city’s process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.
DA Seth Williams is not pleased with the mayor’s proposed budget, which sets aside just under $35 million for the DA’s Office. He told council members that other offices are getting increases.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has announced the arrest of three police officers, in three separate and unrelated cases. The charges range from animal cruelty to theft.
Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams engaged in a dialogue with 60 students at City School about the danger of using electronic devices to hurt someone by either words or photos.