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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 9, 2018

Philadelphia Police Officer Sentenced For Drug Distribution

PHILADELPHIA – Stanley Davis, 50, of Philadelphia was sentenced today to 18 months in prison by the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick for distribution of controlled substances. 

Davis was a Philadelphia Police Officer assigned as a task force officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working on narcotics investigations.  In September or October of 2016, Davis was working in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, an area where illegal drugs were frequently bought and sold.  Davis spotted two young woman who were in Kensington attempting to buy drugs.   He approached the women, ostensibly to gain information on drug trafficking activity in the area.  He exchanged phone numbers with the women and began sending them text messages, which soon turned sexual in nature.  Davis entered into a sexual relationship with the first woman and later entered into a sexual relationship with the second woman.  During the course of these relationships, Davis provided each woman with controlled substances, including heroin and crack. 

“The conduct of former Philadelphia Police Officer Stan Davis is reprehensible” said United States Attorney William M. McSwain. “The Kensington area of Philadelphia has long been ravaged by the impact of the drug trade, and Davis served his own agenda by preying on the vulnerability of women struggling with drug use.  Unlike Davis, the overwhelming majority of the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department are dedicated servants to the community whose fine reputations should not be tarnished by the outrageous conduct of this one police officer.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police and the Philadelphia Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Livermore

Topic(s): 
Public Corruption
Updated April 9, 2018