Revealed: Philadelphia police asked federal drug agents to 'infiltrate' protests last June
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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department enlisted federal drug agents to infiltrate crowds of protesters during racial justice demonstrations in the city last spring, a move critics say may have circumvented a decades-old ban aimed at deterring police from spying on activists. The undercover operation was made public last week by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a D.C.-based think tank that obtained emails between police and federal officials through a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act. The emails show Philadelphia police requested the DEA support on Ju...