Former Philadelphia police officer found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in 2017 shooting

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office (Angela Gervasi/Billy Penn)

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office (Angela Gervasi/Billy Penn)

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A former Philadelphia police officer was found guilty Wednesday afternoon of voluntary manslaughter and possession of an instrument of crime following a December 2017 shooting.

However, Eric Ruch was acquitted of third-degree murder in the death of Dennis Plowden Jr.

The deadly shooting happened following a car chase and crash in East Germantown.

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Ruch’s bail was revoked after the verdict came down Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Ruch’s trial was the first murder trial for an on-duty officer in Philadelphia history.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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