PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia officer was charged Friday by the District Attorney's Office with lying under oath in two drug cases.
Steven Lupo, who has been with the department for six years, will be suspended with intent to dismiss by Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, a police spokesman said.
The investigation of Lupo, 36, began after his testimony in a drug case in 2011 led a judge to dismiss drug charges against an East Germantown man.
Lupo testified that he had not opened the trunk of a car before obtaining a search warrant. Video surveillance introduced by the defendant's attorney showed Lupo and a supervisor opened the trunk and looked inside before the search warrant was secured.