Corrupt Cops arrested After Stealing $500,000 from suspects

Talk about abuse of power.  These guys need to be punished to the “full extent” of the law.

The corrupt cops, who all specialized in investigations, were arrested Wednesday. Four of the officers were previously removed from street duty during the two-year federal probe, Philadelphia’s WPVI-TV reported.

The indicted officers are Thomas Liciardello, Perry Betts, Brian Reynolds, , and Linwood Norman. Each had been in the force between 19 and 24 years.

In one case, Liciardello knocked a suspect’s teeth out so he could steal $34,000. In another, Spicer dangled a man off a balcony so the other officers could swipe a designer suit.

The cops also held suspects without arrest warrants, broke into at least one suspect’s home, stopped cars in traffic without reason and searched residences without warrant, according to the indictment.

In a massive six-year heist, six Philadelphia police officers viciously beat up drug suspects and stole more than $500,000 from the people they were investigating, federal agents said Wednesday.

from Philly cops steal $500,000 from drug suspects: feds – NY Daily News