Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.
The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.
The prosecution needed several hours to recap the case that relied heavily on the testimony of drug dealers and one former officer, Jeffrey Walker.
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.
The defendants are accused of using force and their positions as police officers to steal money, property, and drugs from drug dealers.
The defense for an allegedly corrupt former Philadelphia police officer Thomas Liciardello is fighting for his freedom — very limited freedom — pending trial.
Bail hearings are scheduled for today for six Philadelphia narcotics officers charged with corruption.
The prosecution says the defendants are flight risks and a danger to the community.
“My client vehemently denies these allegations, and he looks forward to clearing his good name,” said Brian McMonagle, attorney for Officer Thomas Liciardello.
6 Philadelphia Cops Arrested In Corruption Probe That Commissioner Calls ‘One Of The Worst Cases I’ve Ever Heard’
Six Philadelphia Police officers who served in narcotics were taken into custody by FBI agents Wednesday as part of a federal corruption probe.