Philly DA to Probe Sex Abuse Allegations Against Officer

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014  |  Updated 11:57 AM EDT
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The Philadelphia district attorney's office will investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by a police officer accused of wrongdoing in a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series.

The decision comes a day after authorities confirmed they wouldn't prosecute that officer or three colleagues featured in the 2009 "Tainted Justice" series by the Philadelphia Daily News.

The newspaper detailed cases in which police allegedly stole from corner stores during raids, lied and mistreated suspects. Both federal and local officials declined to file charges.

But Assistant District Attorney Ed McCann said Friday the office will review allegations by two women that an officer fondled and groped them during the raids.

The police union contends the newspaper wrongly cast the officers as rogue cops.

Daily News editor Michael Days says the newspaper stands by its stories.

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