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Newspaper reveals problems with narcotics-related warrants

Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker of the Philadelphia Daily News report that, “Again and again, supervisors in the Philadelphia Police Narcotics Field Unit signed off on cookie-cutter applications for search warrants, which are now the subject of an expanding FBI and police Internal Affairs Bureau investigation.” The article is part of “Tainted Justice,” a series that began in February when the newspaper published allegations that a narcotics officer had lied on search-warrant applications.

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