Jury clears all six Philadelphia police officers in corruption trial

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Posted: May 14, 2015 11:36 AM

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A jury on Thursday found six Philadelphia police officers not guilty of stealing money from drug suspects, using excessive force and lying on search warrants and in court testimony.

Prosecutors during the federal corruption trial argued all six veteran narcotics officers abused their power, but the defense disparaged the credibility of witnesses who included more than a dozen drug dealers and a former police officer who admitted to committing what he said were thousands of crimes while on duty.

(Reporting by Natalie Pompilio; Editing by Barbara Goldberg)