Philly's police radio system fails at crucial times


By David Gambacorta
The Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA - A young crack dealer unleashed a torrent of bullets from the dry-rotted window of his East Frankford flophouse, dropping two undercover narcotics cops in seconds.

On the bitterly cold night of Nov. 13, 2007, a veteran Highway Patrol officer was the first to reach one of the shot cops, who had a bullet lodged in his hip.

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