Philly cop will not be charged by AG in fatal August shooting

December 5, 2018

Jeffrey Dennis, who was fatally shot by an undercover police officer in Tacony on Aug. 20, 2018.

By Staff

An undercover Philadelphia police officer will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a Tacony man during a police investigation in August, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday.

The action clears Police Officer Richard Nicoletti, a 29-year veteran assigned to the Narcotics Field Unit, from criminal prosecution in the death of of  36-year-old  Jeffrey Dennis, who was killed Aug. 20 while officers were preparing to raid his home on the 7100 block of Cottage Street.

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