- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia policeman who was one of the officers acquitted of federal corruption charges earlier this year has received a promotion.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting (https://bit.ly/1WRjs1P ) that Michael Spicer was promoted to sergeant Friday in a special ceremony at City Hall.

Spicer was among six officers who federal prosecutors said stole more than $400,000 from drug suspects between 2006 and 2012, planted evidence, roughed people up and lied to win convictions.

The district attorney’s office has refused to prosecute any of the cases stemming from arrests by the officers, resulting in the reversal of hundreds of convictions.

But a jury acquitted them of all charges in May and their dismissal by city Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey was overturned by an arbitrator.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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