posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 02:45 PM
6 Philly Officers Arrested In
Corruption Probe That Commissioner Calls ‘One Of The Worst Cases I’ve Ever Heard’
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Six Philadelphia police officers who served in the narcotics squad were taken into custody by federal agents early this
morning as part of a federal corruption probe.
All of those officers are current or former narcotics officers: John Speiser, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Thomas Liciardello, and
Linwood Norman. All are facing multiple charges including extortion, robbery, kidnapping, and drug-dealing.
In one incident, officials say, the accused held one of the drug suspects for days in a hotel while threatening him and making threats against his
In another alleged incident, one victim was reportedly dangled over the edge of an 18th-floor balcony in order to get information.
Following announcement of the indictments, Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey said, “I’ve been a police officer for over 40 years and
this is one of the worst cases of corruption I’ve ever heard.”
IIRC, much like other major metropolitan police forces (LA, NY, Chicago etc.), the Philadelphia police has a long history of corruption.
"They" eventually came to their senses and realized that the prohibition of alcohol didnt work, it was actually counter-productive.
The hell is Serpico when you need him?
[I didnt place this in posse comitatus because I didnt see this as a militarized police state/mass spying type issue, more of a general
violent/corrupt cop issue/story, but I dunno.]
edit on 30-7-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording