Friday, October 8, 2010

Strange Crimes: Police Sting Operation Comes Back to Bite Them

On Monday, October 4, 2010, Sean Alivera and Christopher Luciano stole 20 pounds of marijuana and $3,000 from a Philadelphia drug dealer. So what's so unusual about that? All three of them were cops. The "drug dealer" was undercover. Alivera and Luciano were on duty and in uniform. They planned to resell the pot for $24,000. Instead, they will be appearing in court, like the 13 other Philadelphia police officers arrested in the last two years. The other officers were charged with a variety of offenses, including cheating at a casino, battery with a hockey stick, and stealing heroin.

All this begs the question: If the cops are so busy policing each other, who is policing the criminals?


  1. The good news is that they are "policing" their officers to remove the bad apples.