Jury clears 3 CLIP workers named in lawsuit

    Three Philadelphia city employees were cleared Friday in a lawsuit that targeted the Community Life Improvement Program.

    Steven Tengood of Northeast Philadelphia filed a suit last year naming Deputy Managing Director of the Office of Neighborhood Services Tom Conway, CLIP inspectors Martin Higgins and Roseann Elia, and the inspectors’ former supervisor, Rycharde Sicinski.
    According to the Daily News, the jury determined Conway, Higgins and Elia did not take things from Tengood’s backyard or try to enter his home, as Tengood alleged.

    Sicinski was sentenced to prison last year in a separate case after being accused of taking guns, money and other property from homes in the Northeast, where CLIP primarily operates.

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