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Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #593)
Drug War Issues

A crooked Chicago cop goes to prison and a pair of jail guards get stung. Let's get to it:

In Chicago, a former Chicago police officer was sentenced June 30 to almost 11 years in prison for robbing drug dealers. Former officer Richard Doroniuk, 33, had pleaded guilty to racketeering and bribery and testified against another officer involved in return for prosecutors dropping a civil rights charge that could have left him looking at 30 years in prison. Doroniuk and his partner went down after they were videotaped in an FBI sting stealing $31,000 from self-storage lockers they thought were rented by drug dealers.

In Miami, an Everglades Correctional Facility guard was arrested July 2 in a sting where he thought he was negotiating with an inmate's family to smuggle a pound of pot, four ounces of cocaine, and two cell phones into the prison. Correctional Officer Shamel Watson went to collect the contraband in Collier County, but was instead met by a Collier County sheriff's deputy and arrested. It's not clear yet what the charges are, but Watson has been fired and prosecutors are promising to go after him to the fullest extent of the law.

In Amite, Louisiana, a Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputy was arrested Monday in a DEA sting. Deputy Kevin Whittington, 44, was allegedly providing drugs to inmates at the parish jail, and was arrested after a DEA snitch gave him 24 grams of crack cocaine and he agreed to take it to an inmate at the jail. He faces federal charges for intent to distribute crack cocaine, and is looking at up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine if convicted.

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Beyond da Smoke (not verified)

Hell yeah the helll with this cops. They should pay for all the crimes they commited! I mean what the hell jus because you a cop u think you a saint! I run into a lot of crooked cops man Im telling you they lets this power get over thier head!

Fri, 07/10/2009 - 12:44pm Permalink
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Fri, 07/24/2009 - 9:28am Permalink
Brent (not verified)

Its not suprising this happens, these cops feel they are above the law all the time, I have yet to meet and humble cop or one that truly wants to protect and serve, like they are supose to! Goes to show you that all humans have weekness and to put some in charge of others well its always comes to this, a corruption of power!

Wed, 07/15/2009 - 3:31pm Permalink

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