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Philly cop gives woman heroin, then she was in a fatal car crash, reports say

Authorities have not commented on the rumored investigation into a Philly cop who retired last week.
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A former Philadelphia police officer is reportedly under investigation by the FBI on suspicion that the 21-year veteran of the force provided heroin to a York County woman before she was involved in a fatal car crash that killed her own grandmother. 

Narcotics officer Stanley Davis Jr. retired abruptly last week as a federal probe began to investigate his activities, CBS and the Inquirer reported.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia police confirmed that Davis is no longer employed as a police officer in the city. But they declined to comment on the rumors.

An FBI spokesperson said they could neither confirm nor deny any investigation.

According to CBS Philadelphia, the federal investigation into Davis began after a Nov. 16 car crash that occurred in Chester County involving a woman they identified as Rosie Forsyth.

CBS reported that at the time of her arrest, Forsyth, whose grandmother was a passenger in her vehicle at the time, was found with needle marks in her arms, and state police said that she appeared to be under the influence.

Her grandmother, identified as Thelma Frey, reportedly died eight days later from injuries sustained during the crash.

According to CBS, “multiple sources” believe that Davis, who was assigned to work with the FBI at the time, provided the woman with heroin confiscated from drug busts, which she is believed to have used prior to the fatal crash. Why Davis might have given heroin to the woman has not been reported.

No charges have yet been brought against Davis, but Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross told CBS that he expects to see charges “within the next week or so.”