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Police Sergeant Sentenced for Running Gang of Criminal Cops

Anti-drug squad also stole, planted evidence and falsified reports

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A retired Camden police sergeant from Moorestown was sentenced to eight months in federal prison Tuesday for his admitted role as the supervising officer of a corrupt anti-drug squad that stole cash, conducted illegal searches, planted drugs and falsified reports.

Dan E. Morris, 49, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to serve four months of home confinement after his prison term. Morris previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to deprive others of their civil rights, U..S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Tuesday.

Morris was the third Camden officer to plead guilty to participating in the conspiracy while on the city's force. Another, Antonio Figueroa, was convicted at trial and is serving 10 years in prison. The fifth, Robert Bayard, was acquitted at trial.