6 police officers are charged with robbing, assaulting and various other charges. Five of these police officers are facing to get life in prison.
Warren Layre, another alleged victim, told the Inquirer the cops kicked in his teeth and beat him with a steel bar during a warrantless raid in 2011. The indictment shows Liciardello reported only $7,000 of the $41,158 they took from Layre's machine shop.
One alleged incident, almost cartoonish in its violence, involved a pizza, a PalmPilot, and a high-rise balcony:
They include a November 2007 incident involving a drug suspect identified in court filings only as "M.C." Encountering the man outside his City Avenue apartment, Betts dragged him inside and shoved him against the wall as the others beat him and asked him to point them to money or drugs, the indictment said.
Walker told authorities that Liciardello ordered him and his partner, Norman, to do whatever it took to get a password to the man's PalmPilot, so Norman hoisted him over an 18th-floor balcony until he gave in.
Other officers stole more than $8,000 in personal property and ordered a pizza while they waited with money found in the man's house, prosecutors said.