By Pat Loeb

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 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.

Officer Christopher Jackson of the 25th District is charged with theft for allegedly pocketing a suspect’s cell phone.

Officer Christopher Hulmes of the narcotics strike force is charged with making false statements in connection with probable cause affidavits for search warrants.

Charges against 14th District Officer Roderick Walton do not involve his job. He’s charged with abusing his own dog.

District Attorney spokesman Cameron Klein says the charges send an important message.

“If a Philadelphia police officer breaks the law on duty or off duty, just like everyone else here in Philadelphia, they’ll be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

The officers are assigned to desk duty, but could not be reached for comment.