September 19, 2014: Today, the Honorable Diana Anhalt declared a mistrial in the theft case against Gerald Gibson. Jurors were not able to reach a unanimous verdict on all charges against the former Philadelphia police officer. Those charges included Theft, Obstruction of the Administration of Law, and Receiving Stolen Property for a January 2013 incident that occurred while Gibson was on duty as a narcotics officer. On January 31, 2013, Gibson was recorded on video by Federal Agents taking currency from a staged vehicle.
“This is just a minor delay in seeking justice,” said ADA Douglas Rhoads. “The Commonwealth looks forward to re-trying this case as soon as possible.”