Jury at work after ‘impasse’ in drug squad corruption case

Jurors in Philadelphia are back at work despite reporting an “impasse” as they deliberate a sweeping police corruption case.

The federal jury Tuesday says it was stuck on at least one charge in the 26-count indictment.

Six former undercover officers are accused of stealing more than $400,000 from drug suspects from 2006 to 2012.

Prosecutors say they also planted evidence and conspired to make false arrests and win unjust convictions.

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Jurors have been deliberating for about 20 hours over three days.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno has urged them to try to reach a verdict given the weeks of testimony they heard.

Defense lawyers have attacked the credibility of the drug suspects-turned-government witnesses.

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