- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia police narcotics officer who was acquitted of corruption charges has filed a defamation lawsuit against several city officials.

Linwood Norman was one of six officers acquitted in May on charges including robbery, racketeering, conspiracy and falsifying police reports. Prosecutors said they stole nearly $500,000 worth of cash, drugs and belongings from drug dealers over a six year period.

Norman’s attorney told the Philadelphia Daily News (https://bit.ly/1P96kO2) on Sunday the suit is based on Mayor Nutter calling Norman a “sick scumbag” and Ramsey saying his badge should be melted.

A spokesman for Nutter could not be reached for comment. The District Attorney’s Office said it would not comment on pending legal actions.

Ramsey said he has not done anything to be concerned about.



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Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News, https://www.philly.com

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