Prosecutor accused perjured cop of lying; D.A. announces review

By Daniel Denvir

Editor’s note: This story was published in City Paper on August 28th, 2014.

Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Hulmes, currently under investigation for admitting to lying under oath in a 2011 drug case, was accused by a prosecutor three years before of admitting to perjury in a case stemming from another narcotics bust.

In response, District Attorney Seth Williams’ Office, today told City Paper that it “is reviewing the officer’s active cases.” In recent weeks, Williams’ office publicly backed the officer.

In 2008, Assistant District Attorney Kelly Surrick said Officer Hulmes told her he had lied about where police had recovered a gun during a July 2007 drug bust in North Philadelphia, according to a previously secret Internal Affairs investigation.

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