Ex-Drug Officer Says He Stole Cash, Planted Drugs Many Times

Maryclaire Dale, Yahoo! News, April 14, 2015

A disgraced ex-police officer testifying against his drug squad colleagues acknowledged Tuesday that he stole drug money, planted evidence and lied on police paperwork too many times to count.

Jeffrey Walker told jurors that the Philadelphia Police Department drug squad targeted white “college-boy . . . khaki-pants types” who were “easy to intimidate.”

Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker

That matches the description of some of the drug dealers who have testified at the six-week police corruption trial that the squad stole as much as $110,000 at a time during violent, no-warrant raids.

Lead defendant Thomas Liciardello always got a cut of the stolen money, while the others split “jobs” that they worked, Walker said. The city’s police brass often celebrated the squad’s work with splashy news conferences to announce large seizures.


More than 160 drug convictions have been overturned since Walker pleaded guilty and the others were named in a 26-count indictment. Scores of civil-rights lawsuits are pending over the arrests. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has voiced his disgust with the squad’s alleged crimes while continuing his effort to clean out and reform the 7,000-member department.


Walker had nearly 24 years in when he was arrested in an FBI sting in 2013. He was making $119,000 a year, and padding overtime for court appearances and undercover work. The illicit drug money provided yet more “gravy.”

Walker and defendant Linwood Norman were known as “The Twin Towers,” often assigned by Liciardello to rough people up.

In one of their more memorable assignments, Norman leaned drug suspect Michael Cascioli over a high-rise balcony to elicit the passcode for his Palm Pilot, according to Walker, who helped scare the suspect.

City police officials later held a news conference to announce that the 2007 search had yielded more than $1.5 million in marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms, and $440,000 in cash. Federal prosecutors now say the squad raided the apartment before they got a warrant.

In another episode, Walker admitted carrying a heavy safe full of drug money down 17 flights of stairs to avoid being seen on the elevator security camera. And he described another heist when he stuffed so much bundled cash into his police vest that he had to wear Liciardello’s vest over his to cover the bulges.

Walker agreed to cooperate after the FBI caught him stealing $15,000 from a suspect and planting drugs in his car. He has been in custody ever since and hopes to avoid a life sentence through his testimony.

Liciardello, he said, warned squad members not to change their spending habits so dramatically that they attracted attention. The other ex-squad members on trial are Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts and John Speiser.



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  • LackawannaErie

    Police do stuff like this all the time. I was at a rave back in the 90’s that police shut down after stealing all the money and drugs, but not arresting anyone. Any drug dealer would rather be shaken down than arrested. These kinds of shakedowns inevitably lead to the police working with drug dealers, because that way they don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Amen. It’s the perfect scam – until something like this goes down.

      • LHathaway

        I think I’ve read that something like 50% or more of our congressmen are lawyers. If so, they’ve certainly seen the mighty fall.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Two cops stole $1500 from me when I was 18. They claimed I was selling drugs. I had deposit receipts and work stubs showing I made the money delivering newspapers since I was 10. One of the cops was fire for accepting bribes 3 years later. I never got my money back. I knew a few cops. You should see what they get out of the evidence room.


      • BATF wanted to make certain in 2011 I had no access to the gun collection I had quit-claimed back in 2006. My friend, who now owns those guns, arranged to meet them, but they stood him up, going to Denver to get a warrant instead. They returned the next day and destroyed two of his gun safes before drilling out the locks on the rest. Everything was right where it was supposed to be. They still haven’t paid him. They also tossed my house: no firearms here.

        I have been absolutely scrupulous about not having access to firearms or ammo since my 2003 release. I found plenty of loose ammunition while I was cleaning up my townhouse after returning home, one, two or three cartridges at a time. I threw it away. Since I didn’t even want it in my own trash, I walked it around the corner to the Diamond Shamrock and put it in their cans near the gas pumps. Almost all of it was .22″ rimfire, so the waste didn’t bother me.

  • Race Heretic

    End the war on drugs – then there will be no monetary incentive for scum like this tot behave so.

    • TheCogitator

      The people who most want the war on drugs to continue are the people who make money from drugs being illegal. Those people are the cops and the rest of the criminal “justice” system, and the drug dealers who wouldn’t be able to get the prices they do without illegality.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        And the pharmaceutical industry.

      • blanjm5

        I’m a cop. Against the drug war (and all victimless crimes). Disgusted by these criminals with badges.

        • TheCogitator

          We need more like you. My guess is you are in the minority where you work.

        • Ghost

          My guess is that you’re a rookie with less than 5 years service. It won’t be much longer before you’re “one of them.” Phucking pig….

          • TheCogitator

            I hope you are wrong, but too often, I have seen what you say as true.

          • blanjm5

            You’re wrong. 7, plus nine years of honorable military service. But good effort. The name calling is always a testament to the strength of one’s position, too.

          • TheCogitator

            You guys in the military and police who will not enforce unconstitutional laws are the good guys. It is hard to put a finger on what percentage that is. I have talked to men in police work and in the military, and they know of guys who will protect the people, and know others who will blindly follow any damn fool order.

          • blanjm5

            I’m fortunate in that every single officer I work with (There are about a dozen) holds the view of upholding the Constitution. We very well may be in the minority of officers nation wide, but I hope not.

          • Ghost

            Oh? Do you mean like the time I sat in a TacoBell and listened to three deputies and one of their older teenage sons calling random people scumbags? Like that? Or the landslide of videos on the net of foulmouthed officers and deputies screaming obscenities at the public? Your ilk is only as honorable as your worst officer or deputy. Clean up your own house you phucking pig then you will be clean. Until then YOU are nothing but a phucking pig with unclean hooves. You stating you don’t like something online means nothing. Actions are not defined by you typing.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            You sound kind of shrill, comrade ! I’ll bet your rap sheet is longer than your junk…

          • Ghost

            Another online psychic. It didn’t work out for Miss Cleo and it’s not working out for you.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Miss Cleo? Now I know where you get your information…

          • Ghost

            And where would that be old psychic one?

          • Earl P. Holt III

            From Miss Cleo. Brain-Doctor…!

          • Ghost

            You’re slipping old man.

          • Earl P. Holt III


          • Ghost

            Nap time? Your meds are kicking in. That’s alright, go lay down.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Thanks for permission: The Cards are playing the Brewers, I think…

      • The All Seeing Bry

        The WoD is more of just a proxy to get hoards of negroes off the street.

        • TheCogitator

          Follow your libertarian side. Blacks will commit “real” (malum in se) crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. We can put them away for that. Peaceful honest people should be left unmolested by the state to interact with each other as they see fit. Too many blacks are neither peaceful or honest. We need to and should rid ourselves of them.

          • The All Seeing Bry

            I tend to agree with you, but I am just looking out for my fellow Whites. Think of how many extra robberies/rapes/murders would happen if all the drug using negroes in prison were still on the streets.

            A drug using negro is like a ticking time bomb.

            All of this is hard to say because I have a relative that has spent half of his life in prison for drug crimes.

            I guess the argument is: Do you want to sacrifice generally innocent (non-violent drug users) citizens, to protect from hypothetical future violent actions. If this were an all White country the answer would be simple.

          • Who Me?

            “A drug using negro is like a ticking time bomb.”
            Correction: ANY breathing negro is a ticking time bomb.

      • John Smith

        Lawyers make bank off ever more laws and legislators are mainly attorneys, who will benefit from whatever new laws they write, in one fashion or another. Purely incestuous.

  • This is why some of us think that the mere possession of relatively small quantities of illegal drugs shouldn’t be a crime, or should at least be subject to summary confiscation and nothing more.

    • TheCogitator

      Drugs should be legal, period.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        They were 100 years ago. Cocaine, Heroin, etc…

      • George Costanza

        But should they be legal in a “multicultural” community?

  • Dave West

    In a sense i’m almost glad the races weren’t reversed, then we’d have to listed to brain dead libtards whine about it for the next 80 years.

    “fire the police chief,” “white privilege,” “systemic racism.”

    I predict that this story will be miles away from the front pages of liberal blogs that usually make misdeeds by the police the center theme of their daily click-bait articles.

  • TheCogitator

    Cops are out of control, and the war on drugs is responsible for much of that.

    • John Smith

      It’s the excuse they need to restrict personal freedoms, same as “terrorism,” which is whatever they say it is that opposes the status quo.

      • TheCogitator

        Exactly right!

  • The “War on Some Drugs” is probably the policy most responsible for spreading corruption in this country – and the world. Affirmative Action is right up there with it, and here we see the convergence of these two policies at work.

    • how about this

      Putting people with only moderate salaries in contact with huge piles of cash, the owners of which are often not in a position to complain about it going missing (being criminals themselves) is certainly a recipe for corruption. Then there is asset forfeiture, which is essentially just legalized looting (and became popular in the 80s in connection with the escalation of the War on Drugs). About 80% of people who get their assets seized aren’t even charged with a crime. I would call that corruption as well, although it is legal.

  • Whitetrashgang

    So the police are not your friends?I am shocked, make that tazed.

    • InAFreeCountry

      Nice one. Absolutely stunning!

      • Sharon Tomlinson


  • I will in the first time of my life think and then write “Thank God for the FBI”. I will always loathe them, but they did something worthwhile in this matter.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Read a book on how crooked the FBI is so,no.

      • I had to quietly listen while FBI special agent Robert Moen lied under oath, just to have me held without bond. I don’t have to “read the book”; I attended the seminars in shackles and chains.

  • Michael Robert Ryan

    “Anything that hinted at corruption always filled him with a wild hope. Who knew, perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity. If he could have infected the whole lot of them with leprosy or syphilis, how gladly he would have done so! Anything to rot, to weaken, to undermine!”
    –George Orwell, _Nineteen Eighty-Four_

  • Don’t do the crime…..I DON’T want the war on drugs to end. Just think of how many black thugs are sent to prison for possession charges because the police can’t get anyone to testify against them for their violent felonies. Why do you think so many blacks are in prison who are “non-violent drug offenders”? Be careful what you wish for.

    • Barabbas

      Why do you think you or anyone else should be able to dictate what a free individual puts into his or her own body? Your rationale that a central government should dictate through ‘laws’ the private behavior of free people in order to achieve the end of incarcerating ‘black thugs’ is morally appalling.

      • Appalling? Perhaps. But necessary. By sorry accident, we are left here in America with an African population that does not belong here. As such we are left to use what we can to control that population. Normal White concepts of law will not apply to such a backward and simian population. Blacks will not live by our White, Anglo standards of behavior. So we must do what we can.

        • Barabbas

          So you’re arguing that the solution to black lawlessness is to deny the individual’s rights of every person over his/her own body, black, white or other?

          • For now it is the only immediate solution. We have unleashed the Negro upon us, and until we bring back some kind of Jim Crow, that is all we are left with.

      • LHathaway

        Why do I think that? Cause I’m not a moron.

      • The addicts drive up hospital costs for people who actually pay their medical bills. Since the entire point to Oogaboogacare is forcing healthy people to pay for expensive medical treatment for obese, drug-addled smokers, this should be a major consideration for those of us with some sense of personal responsibility.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          You are on to something, and I have thought along similar lines, myself:

          I think the major impetus behind “ObamaCare” was to force white people to pay for the EXTREMELY expensive health care of nigros, queers and I.V. drug-users with A.I.D.S., few of whom could afford the enormous expense.

          The communist party (some prefer “Democrats”) do not want to lose these “voters” to Potter’s Field”…

          • kikz2

            don’t forget tranni inmates who need their sex change surgery……

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Well, they vote early and often, no matter what they’ve got (or haven’t got) in their knickers, don’t they…?

          • Who Me?

            “The communist party (some prefer “Democrats”) do not want to lose these “voters” to Potter’s Field”…”
            Why not? The deceased will continue to vote for at least 3 presidential elections after the doc signs the death certificate….

        • AmericanRemnant

          The true reason for the explosion of ‘health’ care (disease management) costs is the insatiable greed of the Rockefeller controlled AMA and Pharmaceutical industry [What will a man dieing of thirst pay for a drink of water]. And this so called forced Communist Care masquerading as Health Care is just another deliberate dagger in the already hemorrhaging middle class.

        • Barabbas

          You are missing the heart of the issue. Once again, no person or group has the right to force a free individual who is not harming others or the property of others, against his innate, self-evident natural right, to do anything he does not want to do. To initiate force against a free, peaceful individual or his property is always illegitimate and a crime. If taxpayers are currently burdened with other people’s medical costs, the problem has its location in using various forms of violence to force individuals and organizations to provide medical services to those who are unable to pay. The initiation of force against free, peaceful individuals is always immoral. Your argument is to ‘remedy’ one immoral situation by creating (or enforcing one that has already been created illegitimately) another immoral situation.

        • Exactly. I think “Barabbas” (how appropriate) just has the sixties left over hippy mentality that says, “Hey, follow your heart, man; if it feels good, do it, man…” And it is that mentality that is the source of most of societies’ problems. When you are irresponsible, your irresponsibility ends up costing the rest of society. It is just immature, selfish, thinking.

  • 4321realist

    This kind of thing goes on throughout the entire country.
    It’s common for police to plant drugs in a suspects home, person, or vehicle if there are cash and assets they want.
    If they can connect illegal possession to those assets, they’ll make an arrest and utilize the confiscatory provisions in the law
    It’s one of the main reasons I’m for making drugs legal.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      You think that’s going to stop them? If drugs were legal, they’d plant other stuff (illegal silencers, bomb-making material, child porn, etc.) to seize your cash, vehicles, home and other assets.

      • I’ve read about people being nailed by BATF for possession of fender washers (for cars) which were described as “silencer parts” in the indictments.

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          What’s mystifying is the cost a tax stamp for Class III weapons: $200 since 1934. You’d think the Feds would have adjusted it for inflation—$3,500 in 2015 money. Not to discourage people but to bring in major revenue.

    • Who Me?

      I do not believe that all drugs should be made legal, they do too much harm, especially to those too young to realize the dangers to which they are exposing themselves. Also the innocent victims of crime, those who are burglarized, or killed by persons driving or otherwise acting under the influence.
      However I DO NOT consider marijuana to be a “drug” in the sense that say crack or meth are. Marijuana is legal here and sold in the former Liquor Control Stores, taxed to the max. I do not personally “partake of the weed” because I have better things to spend my money on, but I think it’s probably better for people to get high, mellow out, and stay home munching on their brownies or whatever, than be out drinking and then driving home, starting fights, or abusing their spouses. That might be a personal preference though, because aside from the occasional glass of wine with dinner sometimes, I’m not much of a drinker either.

  • Cato

    Let me get this straight. Six crooked cops, and the only black in the group is the one who squeals and sets things straight? I have to admit, I feel a bit shamed.

    • GAWZ

      Whoever talks the mostest firstest gets a front seat on the bus. A brother being a stand-up guy for YT? I don’t think so.

    • It doesn’t make it any less shameful, but there are, in fact, two negroes involved, (the one in the lineup, despite also being a bloated whale, is not the one spilling the beans.)

      As well as the fact that the squealing negro probably doesn’t have “setting things straight” anywhere on his list of motivations for giving everyone else up. Negroes aren’t remotely capable of the remorse, moral compass, or introspection needed for something like that.

    • bv

      The East Coast especially Philadelphia is a bizarro 4th Dimension world in of itself.

    • AmericanRemnant

      He probably wasn’t getting a full share.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Eric Holder 2.0

  • Cathy Madera

    just look at the photos of these “officers” – bloated, stupid, criminal, thug, bully, predatory, glutenous and arrogant are just few of the words that come to mind

    • I could also see the same faces as faces of good people, if the facts about the person behind the face were different.

      • Cathy Madera

        hmm……in this case i’m right.

    • Alexandra1973

      Bad cop–no donut!

  • panopticon1984

    The War on Drugs helped expand the police state apparatus and helped soften up the electoral mob to accept tyranny. It was the carefully planned precursor for War on Terror.

  • LHathaway

    Life imitates the latest soap opera portrayed on the boob tube.

  • GAWZ

    If you are going to go to prison, go to a Federal joint.

    • Not as a corrupt cop, you don’t. That’s a fine way to get shanked, unless one goes for protective custody, which means 23-hour lockdown. These idiots are in a world of… well… “stuff”. We had a crooked Miami vice cop in the unit where I did my fed time, and while he didn’t get stabbed, nobody would talk to him or even acknowledge his existence. We were the nice guys in the federal system; all we did was shun him.

      • bv

        What’s it like being locked up?

        • It sometimes sucked, but I was able to take that with a grain of salt because most of the guys there had it worse from the courts than I did. I received a lot of letters and books from the outside. At the low-security facility in Texas, it was a lot like living in the dorms at a really bad state college. One of the corrections officers perhaps put it best when I overheard her say, “These aren’t real criminals; they’re just a bunch of guys waiting to go home.” Most of us were. We had a science fiction and swords & sorcery book-circulation group, massively SWPL. I ran an informal tutorial group for guys working on their GEDs, talked about car builds with the other gear-heads, and the time passed.

          One of the other relatively pleasant aspects about fed time is that since parole was abolished after 1986, at least I knew exactly when I would be getting out.

      • GAWZ

        In any capacity, doing time in a Federal prison is going to be better than State or Private.

  • Lexonaut

    If he’s so rich, why ain’t he smart?

  • Rob

    No disrespect to good people that join the police force and the armed forces, but many people that join them are either trigger happy or just bullies that want to get a legal way to use their bullying abilities and trigger happiness.

    • bv

      5 white and 2 black scumbags. Hope they all get killed.

  • mikey7777

    why are we listening to “drug dealers” again.I could care less if drug dealers and criminals are getting ripped off.LMFAO…like you deserve any kind of respect for being a low life pos dealing poison to kids.Now go after the real sociopathic degenerate criminals..the leaders …all the BLACK thugs…never mind the wiggers. lol

  • AmericanRemnant

    Two, possibly three look to be raging alcoholics and all six have the tell tale dead eyes of those that serve the dark forces attempting to destroy the world.

  • Magician

    Our world is now so pathetically messed up that a story of a police officer getting caught while doing or dealing drugs does not even upset me any more

    I am worried about young white males who will graduate soon from colleges

    Insane amounts of debt
    Companies determined to not hire white males

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    If those statist pigs did that to me, then I’d probably be dead by now.

  • Keepin’itREALISTic

    You’ve touched upon a topic that causes me much wonder.

    Is the lack of character including cowardice I see today among educated whites the result of blacks having displaced white guys in ball playing and athletic participation on teams from the youth to the college levels since integration became prevalent during or right after the 1960s era you mention?

    Political Correctness is fear based. Do we now have too few white guys with competitive experience among our working age adult population? Is that why PC instead of principles controls today? Has the natural athletic capacity of blacks, aside from leading to the glorification of blacks for their sports achievements, led to the neutering of white guys because too few white guys who came out of high school after the era you mention have competitive sports experience?

  • Raymond Kidwell

    This is an issue I deal with constantly. Crime and corruption, especially with police, educators, colleges, and banks. Those are the areas the incompetent and criminal seem to cluster. The pattern of behavior becomes rather predictable. I can predict with 90% certainty if I report a crime the police will not even fill out paperwork and make an official report. Even with the Department of Justice and FBI I don’t think they take reports of racial or gender discrimination seriously if it is done against a white male. The problem though is the quality of people. Most of them have low I.Q.s and are lazy and don’t want to do any work. They aren’t ashamed of doing a job poorly and they seemingly can’t understand how collapsing bridges, crime infested neighborhoods, corruption etc. affects everybody- including them. I try to point out how I had a guy attack and try to kill me and had him cornered and the police let him go and didn’t take a report. He killed others the police did nothing. Then a young girl was kidnapped and called 911 from the trunk of a car, and a lady followed behind and called 911 about a girl screaming for help locked in the trunk of a car. Even though a police officer was less than a mile away they didn’t dispatch anybody. The girl was raped and killed. Turned out her dad worked for the very same police department. This was only a few years after I was attacked. So they finally made an arrest that time and the father went into a rage and sued the police department.

    But I would think it is common sense to go after murderers or things like that. It’s like the average person today lacks common sense. To me that is a bigger issue and it’s where I see everything collapsing around me. I don’t see how our society can survive or remain competitive with idiots like this, or people who lack any real integrity running the show. It’s why I have been working on my own community and my own culture with certain minimal standards.

    At least in this case the FBI busted the people which seems somewhat rare. I have told the FBI about local police corruption, discrimination etc. and they don’t seem interested. It’s only when a rich person becomes a victim or maybe an officer or someone connected do they seem to take any concern with crime. The irony here is if they would nip the crime in the bud in the first place it wouldn’t go so far as harming the officers, rich people, agents etc.

    They seem to view me as some kind of extreme eccentric but I have to ask myself who benefits from collapsing bridges that kill people, skyrocketing crime, high school graduates that can’t read, a disappearing middle class, government corruption etc.? Nobody. It’s plain stupid and even among many agents with college degrees they seemingly can’t grasp this. The politicians don’t grasp it etc. We live in an incompetent world.

  • Gratis Banks

    Blacks and whites use at the same rate.

  • Gratis Banks

    The making of them illegal had nothing to do with their ill effects. Marijuana was made illegal because of childish hysteria. Claiming it would make people go insane. Anyone who supports Disastrous drug war is a god damn idiot. It fails in every way. Recreational drug use has risen, drug crimes have exploded, you have the complete crushing of civil liberties, etc..