Philadelphia , Policing at it’s finest:

“Eighty-eight more narcotics convictions were thrown out by a Philadelphia judge Friday after an investigation determined they were tainted by allegations of police corruption.

 Common Pleas Court President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper’s rulings were part of the continuing fallout from the federal prosecution of seven city police narcotics officers.

The officers – Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman, and John Speiser – were acquitted of all charges at a federal trial in May.

A seventh narcotics officer charged, Jeffrey Walker, pleaded guilty to separate federal corruption charges and testified against his six former colleagues at trial. Walker was sentenced in July to 31/2 years in prison by a federal judge who credited his cooperation with prosecutors.

 The six officers Walker testified against got their jobs back – Spicer was recently promoted to sergeant – after they were acquitted. Betts was fired in August when he tested positive for marijuana…

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2 thoughts on “Philadelphia , Policing at it’s finest:

  1. Rifleman III 11/25/2015 / 3:39 PM

    Now, every arrest those guys made will be backtracked for any issues or allegations. Morons!
    There is two sides of the equation. First, criminal litigation. Next, civil litigation. Questions will taint supervisors, as when you have a crooked cop, you have either a crooked supervisor or a person that warrants demotion of two ranks. Many supervisors will now be placed under the microscope going back, years.

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