U.S. prosecutors may appeal bail granted to indicted Philly cops

Federal prosecutors say they may appeal the bail granted to four Philadelphia police officers accused in a sweeping racketeering case.

Six officers are charged with using their guns and badges to rob suspected drug dealers of more than $500,000 in cash and cocaine.

Three officers were granted house arrest Monday after a judge found no immediate evidence that they had threatened witnesses after the investigation began two years ago.

The fourth, John Speiser, was granted house arrest at his bail hearing Tuesday.

The two officers facing the most serious accusations were held without bail.

Speiser’s request to work at the police union while on house arrest was denied by a judge, who said it would be counterproductive.

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