A veteran Philadelphia police officer was caught using a card-counting device earlier this week at the Parx casino, law-enforcement sources said yesterday.
The cop, identified by the sources as John Gallagher, 56, has not yet been criminally charged in connection with the incident.
A State Police official said that the investigation into Gallagher's alleged misdeed is ongoing, but noted that information about the incident would soon be released.
Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said the department learned yesterday that the State Police were "investigating a member of the department for committing a crime outside Philadelphia."
The department launched its own Internal Affairs investigation of the incident, he said.