PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on racketeering and other charges for allegedly shaking down drug suspects for drugs and money.
Arrests were made this morning.
Former Officer Jeffrey Walker pleaded guilty in February to stealing $15,000 from a drug dealer in a plot that also involved planting drugs in his car. He had been cooperating in a wider probe of the drug trafficking unit.
Dozens of drug convictions have been overturned in the wake of the scandal.