Skip to comments.6 Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Stole Half a Million Dollars From Suspects: Feds
Posted on 07/31/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT by Ken H
Federal agents arrested six Philadelphia Police narcotics officers as part of an ongoing corruption probe and accused the group of swiping more than half a million dollars' worth of money, drugs and other items over a period of years.
Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice, said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger.
The U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed the 26-count indictment Wednesday of the two-year joint investigation between the police department, FBI and U.S. Attorney's office. The officers, who have served anywhere from five to 13 years in the narcotics unit, face allegations of multiple acts of robbery, extortion, kidnapping and drug dealing from February 2006 to November 2012.
The officers under arrest are Perry Betts, 46; Thomas Liciardello, 38; Linwood Norman, 46; Brian Reynolds, 43; John Speiser, 42; and Michael Spicer, 46.
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There's the ol' 99% again, making the 1% look bad.
I think they were just training to become Congressmen and Senators.
This sort of thing was well underway before 2008.
Less than $100k for each, over the course of YEARS ?
I would say that is the very, very tip.
They made someone very mad and got ratted out —I think most of them are doing this.
I agree. Tip of a very large iceberg.
“Unfortunately, a very small percentage of police officers continue to toss their oath aside and act like the very criminals they have sworn to bring to justice, said U.S Attorney Zane David Memeger.”
Kinda like your boss Zane.
I keep hearing this on nearly a daily basis...
I'd say the "small percentage" is growing by a series of magnitudes.
Corrupt cops. Whodda thunk it?
Any WPHT 1210 listeners out here? I swear, that station is OWNED by the Philly PD! Has a word of this been allowed on the air?
I know it won’t on Dom (I Talk Like Elmer Fudd) Giordano’s shows.
“a very small percentage”
We are supposed to play make believe, like this guy.
The war on drugs breeds corruption.
Zeoli had it Wednesday night.
The most disturbing piece that came from the video was the fact that the police chief was prohibited by the FOP rules from moving suspected officers out of the narcotics division. If a police chief can’t even determine where his personnel are assigned, there is something very disturbing going on.
Someone didn’t pay Holder his cut...
Philly is a dem stronghold...
This type of corruption is par for the course for dem controlled urban areas...
Someone upset the applecart...
They are going to pay....
This sounds like the 10 rogue officers in Miami who were shaking down the entire ‘hood before being busted by the Feds.
Wow,that’s right out W.E.B Griffin’s Badge of Honor books, to include it being Philly cops.
To elaborate: big money in criminal hands breeds corruption, and the war on drugs steers big money to criminal hands.
Zeoli’s great! The Phillies ought to just forfeit the season so we can hear him every night.
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