Philadelphia Cop Accused of Tipping Off Drug Trafficker

Steve Neavling

 A 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department is accused of leaking information about a federal investigation into drug trafficking organizations, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

An unsealed indictment Wednesday accuses Rafael Cordero, 51, of the police department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, of tipping off his half-brother, David Garcia, about a search warrant and a surveillance camera on a telephone pole.

Cordero also is accused of hiding drug money and evidence against Garcia, according to the Daily News.

Cordero has been charged with obstruction of justice and making false statements to federal agents.

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told the Daily News that Cordero will be suspended for 30 days with the intent to terminate.

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