3 Philadelphia officers face drug, corruption charges

    Three Philadelphia police officers are in custody after being arrested for conspiring with drug dealers.

    Three Philadelphia police officers are in custody after being arrested for conspiring with drug dealers. Federal authorities announced the indictment today of a scheme worked out between the cops and the dealers to steal from a supplier.

    The indictment details how three police officers worked out a plan with two drug dealers to fake their arrest. But in reality, the group planned to steal $15,000 worth of heroin from the dealer’s supplier and re-sell it. An undercover agent helped break the case.

    Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the officers will be fired.

    “This is a very very bad case. All three officers did more than just disgrace their badge and betray their trust. They committed very very bad crimes. And for that they should be punished to the full extent of the law.”

    Ramsey says the officers badges will be melted down, and never worn again by any Philadelphia Police officer.

    Mayor Michael Nutter says he’s disgusted.

    “We employ high integrity, high-minded hard working members of the police department. We do not employ criminals. That’s what they are that’s how they’ll be treated.”

    The officers worked in police districts in North Philadelphia. The two dealers and the wife of one of the officers are all in custody. They are charged with conspiracy and other drug offenses.

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