Camden to pay $3.5M in corrupt police case

     Camden has agreed to pay $3.5 million to 87 people who had their drug convictions vacated or charges dropped because of a police corruption case.

    The settlement announced Wednesday is the second payout the city has agreed to make in the case.It agreed to pay 11 others $340,000 last year.

    Officials dismissed charges or convictions in more than 200 drug cases in 2009 and 2010 because of an investigation that accused rogue officers of stealing drugs and money from suspected dealers, lying on arrest reports and to grand juries.

    One former officer has been convicted and three others have pleaded guilty in the case.

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