By George Anastasia
Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA — Former Philadelphia Police Officer Malik Snell was convicted last night of using his badge and his gun to rob drug dealers.
A U.S. District Court jury deliberated for about four hours before announcing that it had reached a decision on all four counts the 12-year police veteran faced.
Snell, who was fired last year, was found guilty of conspiracy, attempted robbery, and a weapons offense in connection with a botched home invasion in Pottstown.
He was also found guilty of taking $40,000 in cash from a South Philadelphia drug kingpin during a bogus police car stop.