Newsbrief: This Week's Corrupt Cop Story 10/10/03

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While the Sarasota Police Department's legal institutional corruption is rewarded with trips to Orlando and Las Vegas, a Warren County, Virginia, sheriff's deputy's much more mundane but illegal corruption got him 40 months in federal prison. On September 30, now former deputy Kevin Glin Kinsey got himself sent up the river by a federal judge for using his position as a county jail supervisor as a crack cocaine franchise.

US District Judge James handed down five 40-month sentences, one for each count of cocaine trafficking for which Kinsey was convicted, but those terms will run concurrently. The 23-year-old Kinsey will be a free man again by 2007.

Kinsey, a first-year officer, came under suspicion from fellow employees in 2002, and the Warren County Sheriff's office asked the FBI to investigate later that year. The FBI found that Kinsey sold crack during his shift supervising work-releases prisoners, accepted drugs from them for his own use, and falsified drug test results for inmates. That probe led to his indictment in February. He was fired at that time.

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