Police Corruption in Pennsylvania & New Jersey

 

Last Updated: February 18, 2016

February 2016 Update: Last year, several Philadelphia Police officers were acquitted of corruption charges by a federal jury. However, this month, 50 more Philadelphia criminal cases were tossed, despite the acquittals. Visit Philly.com for the latest, “51 more tainted Philadelphia drug cases tossed”.

Corrupt police officers are a stain on the criminal justice system, and in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, there have been multiple cases of police corruption in recent years. Multiple officers have been arrested, and many have been convicted of stealing money and drugs during arrests. The conduct is absolutely shocking: from lying on affidavits of probable cause to planting evidence.

Over the past 2-3 years, multiple Philadelphia police officers have been caught engaging in corrupt conduct. In 2013, former Philadelphia police officer Jeffrey Walker was charged with stealing money and drugs from drug dealers. He eventually confessed.

For obvious reasons, police officers who are known to be liars and thieves have serious credibility problems. Every criminal case these officers have been involved in can be called into question. Did they plant evidence? Did they lie about evidence? Did they lie on an affidavit of probable cause?

If you are facing criminal charges in the Philadelphia area or in New Jersey and you believe a police officer involved in your case engaged in corrupt conduct, please contact our law firm for a free consultation at (215) 564-0644.

Below you will find articles related to the problem of police corruption in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These articles are for information only.

Police Corruption Articles – By Our Criminal Lawyers

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