The son-in-law of Gov. Tom Corbett, a narcotics officer with the Philadelphia Police Department, is under investigation by the FBI and was removed from the street today, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The Philadelphia Police department confirmed that a narcotics officer was taken off the street and placed on administrative leave Thursday, following the results of an FBI and Internal Affairs investigation. The department said it would not identify the officer because he had not been arrested or formally charged.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing anonymous sources, identified the officer as Gerold Gibson, Mr. Corbett's son-in-law. Mr. Corbett, attending a Chamber of Commerce event in Philadelphia late Thursday, left without speaking to the media.
Officer Gibson is married to Mr. Corbett's daughter, Katherine, who works as a deputy attorney general in the Philadelphia office making $69,700. She started in March of 2012, and as of late last year she was assigned to the office's Drug Strike Force section.
"According to law enforcement sources, Gerald Gibson is a narcotics officer with the Philadelphia force. Sources tell us Gibson was caught on hidden camera, taking money out of a car he was told to search. What Gibson didn't know, according to sources, is that that the was money planted in the car by investigators. Gibson has been placed on administrative leave, according to sources. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Governor-Corbett-Son-in-Law-Investigation-189271061.html. How ironic, former PA. Attorney General, now GOP Governor Tom Corbett has the woman he appointed as his successor Attorney General, hire Corbett's daughter to work on the Drug Strike Force, but the Phillie police & FBI arrest her police narcotics officer husband in a sting operation. Let's all sing another chorus of Family Values.
PLUS, this throws a monkey wrench into Corbett's ambitions for a second term as Governor, and/or an eventual bid for national office. Sweet!