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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:00 PM

Sting followed many suspicions about honesty of Corbett in-law

PHILADELPHIA -- Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Friday that theft allegations involving Officer Gerold Gibson -- son-in-law of Gov. Tom Corbett -- were first brought to his attention in late fall by Officer Gibson's commanding officer in the Narcotics Field Unit.

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Reply Sting followed many suspicions about honesty of Corbett in-law (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Feb 2013 OP
iemitsu Feb 2013 #1
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #2
iemitsu Feb 2013 #5
blue neen Feb 2013 #3
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #4
blue neen Feb 2013 #6

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:10 PM

1. I agree with Commissioner Ramsey that Gibson was acting stupidly.

He threw away a career and embarrassed his family for the proceeds derived from petty theft (at least in the incident where he was caught).
Its difficult to imagine that he needed the $140. enough to justify taking that risk.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:41 PM

2. all the cops are criminals and all the sinners saints.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:52 PM

5. Probably so. At least this sinner would like to think so.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:07 PM

3. Hmm.

"Twice in his 17-year career, Officer Gibson has been investigated after citizens lodged complaints against him, including a 2009 incident when a Kensington man said $513.55 went missing after Officer Gibson and other narcotics officers searched his home."

"That allegation was not substantiated, according to department records."

"In 2010, Officer Gibson was exonerated after an allegation that he made a false arrest."

"Officer Gibson and Mr. Corbett's daughter, Katherine, married in 2010. The couple have a 1-year-old son, but have been separated for a few months, sources said."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/politics-state/sting-followed-many-suspicions-about-honesty-of-corbett-in-law-673057/#ixzz2JloISIo3

So, there were complaints about Gibson before he and Katherine Corbett got married? She didn't see that as a red flag?

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Response to blue neen (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:24 PM

4. Could it be that he has been involved in more theft than possibly questioned?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:34 PM

6. One has to wonder.

It just seems strange that Governor Tom Corbett's family takes the stance that this is all a big surprise to them. It looks like Officer Gibson has a history of questionable behavior.

Of course, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

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