Officer Jeffrey Walker has come clean after a spiritual epiphany, but coming clean will also help him avoid a life sentence in prison, so his epiphany is anything but altruistic. Walker’s evil deeds were too numerous for him to recall and he also made sure that his fellow officers on the Philadelphia Police Department were disgraced right alongside of him.
While caught in an undercover FBI sting in 2013, Walker testified in court on Tuesday bringing six Philadelphia Police Officers down with him, according to MSN News on April 15. The six officers, who were part of the drug squad with Walker, will also have their say in court. During his testimony Walker has painted a less than stellar picture of the inner workings of his drug squad.
Walker admits to committing “thousands of crimes,” which include planting drugs. This is how he and his fellow officers accumulated quite the track record of busting drug dealers, according to ABC News.
The officers who worked alongside of Walker took money from the drug dealers along with drugs, which were given to other drug dealer to sell on the streets. This ex-cop is being referred to as a “rogue” cop today and he is testifying against his colleagues in the Philadelphia Police Department drug squad.
Walker told ABC News Go that he gave up his fellow officers for a good reason, saying; “As part of saving myself, I wanted to tell the truth. And they were part of my truth,” Walker said. The 26-page indictment that underlines the various crimes committed by these ex-officers reads like a dirty cop book.
One of the more atrocious crimes occurred in 2009 when Walker and the undercover drug officers made an arrest that included four kilos of cocaine. Only one kilo was entered into evidence, with the dirty cops keeping the other three kilos for monetary gain, claims Walker. This disgraced cop scored a $17,000 cut when the drug officers sold the three kilos to another drug dealer, according to Walker.
He said that he routinely lied in court to prosecutors and judges, planting drugs on suspects and in their cars. He said that he and the other officers he worked with did this constantly, along with stealing the drug dealers’ bundles of cash that came from selling the drugs. They had it made, who was going to turn in the cops for stealing their drugs?
In many of the cases the cops would bust into a home, do a sweep through the premises and take what they wanted. They would then go to get a search warrant. They were basically terrorizing the drug dealers, but in turn making money off the drug dealing trade.
This federal corruption trial in Philadelphia has made a mess for the city’s court systems with at least 160 cases overturned after Walker’s testimony was heard. Numerous civil-rights lawsuits have been filed since Walker first made this confession in 2013. He admits to committing “thousands” of crimes during his career as a Philadelphia Police Officer.
Walker admitted that his lies led to a vast number of unjust convictions. It didn’t bother him to lie about the drug dealers so they would be put in jail, he didn’t consider the drug dealers “human” because of their criminal activities.
Ironically, Walker did the same thing that he detests drug dealers for doing. While he didn’t sell the drugs on the street, he was part of the dirty cops who sold confiscated drugs to a drug dealers who in turn sold them on the street.
He and his colleagues had their scams pretty much down pat. His undercover unit targeted white, college-type dealers for taking their drugs and money as these guys were easily intimidated, Walker said in his testimony.
Called a “lying outcast” by the defense lawyers, Walker dragged his colleagues name into this case to suit his purposes. By giving up his colleagues, he is hoping to avoid a life sentence for his part in the crimes.