Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

The stench emanating from Philadelphia's Narcotics Field Unit grew even more rank this week, an Arizona cop steals cash to feed his pill habit, and two Indianapolis cops turned thugs are headed for prison. Let's get to it:

In Philadelphia, the festering narcotics squad scandal just keeps getting uglier. The Philadelphia Daily News reported Wednesday that at least three women who were present at addresses raided by the Narcotics Field Unit have accused a unit member, Officer Thomas Tolstoy, of sexually assaulting them. None of the women have criminal records, none were arrested during the raids, and none of them knows the others. You can read the ugly details at the link above. This is just the latest sordid tale to emerge about the Narcotics Field Unit since February, when the Daily News reported that unit member Officer Jeffrey Cujdik lied on search warrant applications in order to get into suspected drug houses. In March, the same newspaper reported that Cujdik, Tolstoy and other dope squad members routinely raided corner stores that sold small plastic baggies, disabling surveillance cameras, threatening owners with arrest, and stealing thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise. Tolstoy is now on desk duty as the department and the FBI investigate.

In Yuma, Arizona, a Yuma Police officer was arrested June 8 for allegedly stealing more than $11,000 in cash from seized evidence to buy prescription drugs to which he was addicted. Officer Geoff Presco is charged with one felony count of theft and has been placed on paid leave. Presco went down after a detective following up on a case noticed the missing cash and other evidence and tracked it back to Presco, who had apparently been dipping into the till since February. He was named Yuma's patrol officer of the year last year. He was being held on a $55,000 bond.

In Indianapolis, two former Indianapolis Police narcotics detectives were convicted last Friday for their roles in a scheme to steal marijuana and money from pot dealers. Former detectives Robert Long, 35, and Jason Edwards, 38, were found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 kilograms of marijuana, as well as several counts of drug possession or attempted possession with the intent to distribute. The pair went down during an FBI sting in which they were videotaped stealing pot and cash from a stash house in one incident and ripping off $20,000 from a supposed drug courier. A third officer, James Davis, earlier pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme. He faces 10 to 15 years in prison, while Long and Edwards are now looking at 20 years.

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Peace, Love, & Harmony...

Don't ya just love it;paid snitches...

Appears to be a mighty fine line between cop & criminal...

Appears to be a mighty fine line between cop & criminal... and we don't know the half of them! Law enforcement standard operating procedures such as Testilying and breaking the law to protect it have become commonplace and legal in christian amerika. Afterall, All is fair in love and war.. and their ends will always justify their means. Fukking criminal wankers!

Sad...

This is terrible, and it just keeps getting worse. As long as there's incredible profit to be had, you will find corrupt individuals trying to make a free lunch. What's worse, is that when you read cop sites, like policeone.com, you see their mentality and it makes you scared.

"Yes, a cop is a smarter crook."

20 years ago while at a bar, I discovered the person standing next to me drunk wan an off-duty cop. I ask him if police were generally smarter than crooks. The cop replied, "Yes, a cop is a smarter crook." I never understood what he meant until I started reading "This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories."

Police corruption is so far out of control, increasingly Citizens are afraid to have any contact with police, for any reason, including reporting being the victim of a crime.

Blue Line

The cops have a blue line, which means don't snitch on a fellow officer. If there really are good police officers out there, Why don't they realize that to allow the bad ones to go on, makes them look just as dirty.

I used to believe there were good cops, but now I realize that if there were, they would not allow dirty cops to tarnish their badge and disgrace the job.

To protect and serve........law enforcement.

Philly cops like to plant drugs...It's their MO

I know someone who was doing some work on a house in Kensington last night and he was arrested even though he had nothing on him. Apparently most of the other people in the van he got put in also had nothing on them. The cops announced to several of the people they picked up that "you have dope on you, even if we have to put it there." There must be a quota or something they have to meet. If you have any kind of record and go into those "high drug" areas you are not safe from th epolice. It's so sad. I wish someone could do something about it.

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