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August 15, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FEDERAL JUDGE yesterday denied bail to ex-narcotics cop Thomas Liciardello, finding evidence that he was the "de facto leader" of an alleged group of rogue cops, and that he could pose a danger to the community. After U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno ordered him held pending trial on racketeering-conspiracy and robbery charges, Liciardello, 38, looked back toward his wife, Selena, a Philly police officer, and mouthed: "Stay strong. " His wife, who shook as she sat in the gallery next to his mother and stepfather, later cried outside the courtroom.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
NO ONE in court yesterday disputed that, when Philly cops stopped Khristen Jones' car on April 1, they found more than 496 grams of marijuana worth $4,940, nearly $5,600 in cash, a drug scale, a gun holster and drug-dealing paraphernalia. With all that evidence, it would seem that the District Attorney's Office would have no problem securing a conviction and prison sentence for Jones, 37, of Woodlyn, Delaware County. Instead, Assistant D.A. Geremy Johnson agreed with defense lawyer Lonny Fish to drop a felony drug-dealing charge and let Jones plead no contest to a misdemeanor possession charge.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
WHEN JASON Walters first met Winchester, the German shepherd was a 120-pound ball of energy so big and high-strung that his overwhelmed owners had given him up to a shelter. He was exactly what Walters, a SEPTA police officer, wanted. "High-strung, for us, is a positive," said Walters, who helped transform Winchester into a working police dog (now a svelte 95 pounds from rigorous training). "Training these dogs is like playtime for them - their work is hide-and-seek. " Their partnership has proven so successful that Walters has created a charity, the Throw Away Dogs Project, that aims to train unwanted shelter dogs to be working police dogs.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
COUNTLESS PEOPLE have hoisted signs and chanted slogans at the top of their lungs on the streets of Philadelphia in recent years. Their causes have varied - covering everything from income inequality to environmental concerns to overseas conflicts - but protesters in this city have all shared one thing in common: They didn't have to gag on billowing plumes of tear gas, or dodge rubber bullets that were fired by cops clad in military gear. Much of the world has watched in horror as protesters and reporters in the small town of Ferguson, Mo., have been met with those nightmarish conditions in the wake of a recent police-involved shooting that claimed the life of an unarmed, college-bound teen named Michael Brown.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
THEY GATHERED in twilight in the shadow of the letters "LOVE" in the heart of Center City - hundreds of them, carrying signs with smiling, haunting images of the dead or written pleas like "Please Mr. Police Officer, Don't Murder My Sons. " At 7:15, they began chanting names, finding a cadence. "Mike Brown! Rekia Boyd! Sheron Jackson! Ervin Jefferson!" At the back of last night's LOVE Park vigil sat Joyce Hall, 55, a retired corrections officer and grandmother from Upper Darby, who had just asked a reporter, "How many times do we have to protest - how many times do we have to sing sad songs . . . 'We Shall Overcome?
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
PHILADELPHIA Police Officer Seth Stellfox, 33, was always looking for an adventure. The cross-country trip he took on his new Harley-Davidson Sportster during the last few weeks was all he had talked about for months, his mother, Jane Stellfox, 67, said yesterday. He rode the motorcycle thousands of miles from his Philadelphia home to see sights in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and throughout the Midwest, chronicling his trip in photos he posted on his Instagram page. "He recently got the motorcycle, and that was the joy of his life," Jane Stellfox said.
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FEDERAL JUDGE is expected to rule this afternoon on whether ex-narcotics cop Thomas Liciardello - whom the feds have called the "ringleader" of a rogue group of cops - should be granted bail. U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno yesterday heard an hour and a half of arguments and testimony about Liciardello. The government contends that Liciardello, 38, intimidated witnesses and alleged victims, and even threatened a lawyer. His attorney says he didn't intimidate anyone. Liciardello and five other ex-narcotics cops were arrested two weeks ago on a 26-count indictment charging them with racketeering conspiracy, robbery and related offenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2014 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Daily News Staff Writer eichelm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5909
EARLY in "Let's Be Cops," star Damon Wayans Jr. asks his buddy Jake Johnson if what they're doing - impersonating police officers in order to gain the unintentional perks and respect - is illegal. Possibly, maybe, don't worry about it, is Johnson's reply to his literal partner in crime. And, thus, the premise of a movie is built. That premise is not enough to sustain the movie over the course of its running time. But "Let's Be Cops" isn't an entire waste of time. If anything, it introduces moviegoers to Johnson and Wayans, who fans of Fox's "New Girl" know have an instant, affable chemistry.
NEWS
August 13, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was 10:21 p.m. - past the sundown curfew at an East Camden park - when two Camden County Police officers noticed a parked silver Mercedes-Benz with a man and a woman inside. One of the officers later told a superior and others he believed the man in the car that July 2013 night was City Councilman Frank Moran, with a woman other than his wife, according to testimony from police officials before a state administrative law judge. Moran denied the allegation and demanded an investigation.
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