FBI Sting Nets Philly Narcotics Officer

book em, louReason 24/7One of Philly’s finest has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly planting drugs on people and stealing money from them.

From the Inquirer:

In the latest blow to the Philadelphia Police Department's embattled narcotics unit, federal authorities have arrested a veteran officer and accused him of stealing money and drugs from a suspected dealer.

Officer Jeffrey Walker was taken into custody Tuesday by FBI agents after a sting operation in which they recorded him bragging about how easy it was to rob dealers.

In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, authorities said they had recorded conversations between Walker and a federal informant in which they discussed a plan to plant cocaine in a suspect's car and later rob him. Walker arrested the suspect, then he and the informant entered the suspect's house and stole $15,000 in cash, the complaint said.

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia District Attorney announced he was tossing hundreds of drug cases after determining testimony from six Philly narcotics officers was tainted. The FBI is reportedly investigating the officers, who nevertheless remain on the force.

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  • WTF||

    One of Philly’s finest has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly planting drugs on people and stealing money from them.

    Only one?

  • some guy||

    For now. Let's see what happens when they offer him the opportunity to exchange names for years.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Either he gets shanked inside because he's a cop, or he meets with an unfortunate accident on the outside because he's a rat.

  • sarcasmic||

    Either way it's a happy ending.

  • ||

    Walker arrested the suspect, then he and the informant entered the suspect's house and stole $15,000 in cash

    Aw shucks, just an expedited case of criminal asset forfeiture.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    + 100

  • Surly Chef||

    I'm confident that it won't go back to the guy they robbed.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The sin Walker committed is that he didn't hand the assets over to fund the drug war, but instead kept them himself.

  • sarcasmic||

    That was the department's money.

  • John Galt||

    Aw shucks, that's really freaking sad. Still funny though.

  • John Galt||

    When we allow our representatives in government to wage war of any kind on us it's bound to go to their heads causing them to mistakenly believe they are our rulers.

  • Agammamon||

    Bitch set him up!

  • Wintermute||

    Isn't this a "Prohibition" officer, not usually busting true narcotics (which cocaine ISN'T), even if they should be doing that in derogation of historical freedoms in the use of opiates (which they SHOULDN'T).

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