Philly officer arrested for robbing dealer, imperils other drug cases

The ten-year narcotics officer allegedly planted drugs on a man, then robbed his home


By Mark Fazlollah and Craig R. McCoy
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of drug arrests in recent years may be in jeopardy after the arrest of a veteran narcotics officer accused of robbing a dealer.

Defense attorneys said in interviews Thursday they were poring over their caseloads to identify all arrests made by Officer Jeffrey Walker, one of the city's busiest narcotics officers. Walker worked in the unit for 14 years before his suspension Wednesday.

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