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.

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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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