The defendant acknowledges her arrest was the best thing that could have happened to her.
A federal jury in Philadelphia has acquitted a former city police officer of violating a woman’s civil rights in an incident linked to a lewd act inside a drug house during a raid.
The alleged victim says she was using drugs in an abandoned house in 2009 when Officer Joseph Harvey (left) got her alone in a bedroom, ordered her to strip, and then performed a lewd act on himself.
At a pretrial scheduling hearing in the case, federal prosecutor Robert Livermore said the ongoing investigation of that Philadelphia union has led to new complaints that could generate more charges.
The judge has imposed a gag order, so the attorneys, defendant Father Andrew McCormick, the alleged victim, and all other witnesses in the case are prohibited from commenting.
Jimmy Morrison has been sentenced to 9-20 years in prison for a vicious home invasion attack on an 87-year-old neighbor and her adult son in July of 2012.
Police say defendant Shelton Thomas, 47, stole about $95,000 from victim Raymond Campbell, 93, of West Philadelphia.
The attack was caught on video, which led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
Father Andrew McCormick took the witness stand to say he never sexually molested a former altar boy who is now 26 years old. A prosecutor recounted reprimands the priest had received over improper conduct.
The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.
No one was hurt, but similar reckless and dangerous acts have cost lives — and ruined lives — over the years.
More convictions linked to former Philadelphia narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker are being discarded after the officer guilty plea this week to corruption charges.
The City of Philadelphia is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect wanted for a series of robberies/purse snatches in the Overbrook section of the city.
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.
Lynn Nichols has been sentenced for helping remove a truck from “stolen” status to help her boyfriend, then, after they broke up, getting the theft report renewed.