Essay Police Corruption

1121 Words Nov 8th, 2013 5 Pages
Police Corruption and court cases are very common and prevalent. A common pleas judge reversed 53 narcotic convictions Friday which is based on investigations of police in drug units (Writer, 2013). Judge Shiela Woods- Skipper overturned convictions that were based on the testimony of former Jefferey Walker who was arrested in May as part of an FBI corruption inevestigatgion (Writer, 2013). The District Attorney in the case Robin Godfrey requested the reversals in the hearing he said afterward that he was very dissappointed to drop cases involving defendants who had pleaded guilty to drug charges (Writer, 2013). Walker was arrested after he was overheard bragging on how easy it was to rob drug dealers. Agents have said that Walker was …show more content…
Dennis jr. People who knew Klien’s work in the U.S. courthouse such as agents, prosecutors, defense attorneys say that Klien was talented, aggressive and a fair advocate for the government (Jim Smith, 1987). FBI agent Peter F. Connelly said “ I think that he has been one of the most outstanding assistant U.S. attorneys weve had.” “ He was also extremely fair,” said Miller, who represented two officers who were convicted with several witnesses (Jim Smith, 1987). Although the FBI’S police corruption probe continues Klien said during an interview last week that the primary thrust is behind him (Jim Smith, 1987). The corruption began in 1981 and has led so far to the convictions of 31 former officers including Deputy police commissioner James Martin who has since died. Thomas H. Lee 35 an assistant U.S. attorney for more than five years will suceed Kliein (Jim Smith, 1987). Lee sucessfully prosecuted more than a dozen members of the Pagan motorcycle gang. He is a co-prosecutor in the extortion case against City Councilman Leland Beloff and reputed Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo or Little Nicky Scarfo (Jim Smith, 1987). Terry V. Ohio,391 U.S. 1(1968) the supreme court ruled that an officer may conduct a frisk when two conditions are present first the investigory stop must be lawful, based on unreasonable suspicion that the person detained is committing, that the person is about o commit and or has committed a crime. Secondly the person who

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