Corbett's son-in-law suspended from police job

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PHILADELPHIA - Gov. Tom Corbett's son-in-law's job as a Philadelphia police officer is in jeopardy over allegations of misconduct.

A police spokesman said Gerold Gibson today was suspended without pay and "with intent to dismiss" by Commissioner Charles Ramsey as the result of an internal investigation. The spokesman, Lt. John Stanford, says that is normally the first step when officers are fired.

Officer Gibson, 43, a narcotics officer, has not been charged with any crime, but the case has been referred to the Philadelphia district attorney's office.

Lt. Stanford confirmed that Commissioner Ramsey has said the internal investigation was prompted by fellow officers' suspicion that Officer Gibson was stealing items from crime scenes.

The governor's office declined to comment on the latest developments.

Officer Gibson and Mr. Corbett's daughter, Katherine, married in 2010. The couple have a 1-year-old son, but have been separated for a few months, sources told The Philadelphia Inquirer earlier this month.

Katherine Corbett Gibson was hired by the office of attorney general in 2012. She is a deputy attorney general assigned to the Philadelphia office.

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