By Paul Kurtz
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Closing arguments were underway today in the case of six Philadelphia narcotics officers accused of stealing from drug suspects and other crimes.READ MORE: Prosecutors Ask Supreme Court To Review Bill Cosby's Overturned Conviction
The prosecution needed several hours to recap the case that relied heavily on the testimony of drug dealers and one former officer, Jeffrey Walker, who has pleaded guilty to stealing $15,000 from a drug suspect and planting evidence. Walker cooperated with authorities in building the case against his former colleagues.READ MORE: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
Prosecutors highlighted many alleged cases in which the officers busted drug suspects, then skimmed portions of the thousands in cash they confiscated. Their final words to the jury: we won’t tolerate police officers who commit crimes, threaten, and rob suspects, and then lie about it.
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