Philly Cop Used His Badge and Gun to Rob

Published June 9, 2009

A former Philadelphia police officer is facing up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of using his badge and gun to jack drugs and money from dealers, The Philadelphia Daily News reports.

It took about four hours for the jury of eight men and four women to return a guilty verdict against Officer Malik Snell, a 12-year veteran of the force, for conspiracy, attempted robbery and weapons charges in connection with a flubbed home invasion in the Philly suburb of Pottstown. The U.S. District Court jury also found the 36-year-old policeman guilty of taking $40,000 in cash from a South Philadelphia drug dealer during a bogus traffic stop, according to the News.

The department fired Snell last year.

This trial marked the third for Snell. Two earlier ones ended in hung juries. His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 9, at which time he faces a sentence of 17.5 years to more than 20 years in prison.

Written by BET.com Staff

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