Wednesday, April 22, 2015
More Witnesses, More Stories Of Corruption, More Questions About Credibility In Philly Rogue Cops Case
Veteran crime reporter and author George Anastasia (seen in the above photo) is covering the so-called Philly rogue cops case for bigtrial.net.
They came dressed in black, waving their guns and hiding their faces behind ski masks.
They wanted to know where the drugs and money were and when he didn't tell them he said they threatened to take his five young children away from him.
He spent the night in a police lockup without being charged and then, he said, he was literally held hostage over the next five days in a hotel near the airport, forced to give up the names of drug dealers he knew and to set up buys so that they could be arrested.
That was the story, told through a Spanish interpreter, that Rodolfo Blanco told a federal jury today in the trial of six Philadelphia Police Department narcotics cops accused of stealing more than $500,000 in cash and drugs from targeted dealers in what Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has called one of the worst cases of police corruption in the city's history.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read my Philadelphia Inquirer review of George Anastasia's Gotti's Rules via the below link: