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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #909)
Drug War Issues

Another week, another sticky-fingered cop, another cop protecting dealers, and another jailer smuggling dope. Let's get to it:

In Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a former drug task force investigator was arrested last Tuesday on charges he tipped off a subject of interest in a heroin investigation about a looming investigation. Justin Arcurio had been fired in July after prosecutors learned he'd told a heroin trafficker that an investigation was forthcoming, and he is now charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution. He's out on $10,000 bond pending a December court date.

In Covington, Georgia, a Covington police officer was arrested last Wednesday on charges he stole a motorcycle that had been seized in a 2011 drug bust. Alex Laudermilk, who has now been fired, went down after an anonymous tipster reported that he was in possession of the bike, which had been seized by the DeKalb County Police Department. Laudermilk was working for that agency at the time the bike was seized.

In Lafayette, Louisiana, a Lafayette sheriff's deputy was arrested last Thursday after investigators found he was smuggling drugs into the jail. Deputy Tyler Bonnet is charged with malfeasance in office, distribution of Schedule I narcotics, and taking contraband to or from a prison. At last report, he was in jail at his place of employment, trying to make a $25,000 bond.

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Anonymous222 (not verified)

Could be the attorney general of pennsylvania Kathleen Kane hit the tip of the iceberg in the email porn thing. "The Network" (of corrupt legal law persons) panicked when they realized that her discovery may uncover the existence of the network and the depths of corruption. They acted to pull her license to practice to halt the investigation in it's tracks! What she might have discovered also is all the drug business involved and the amount of included organized crime and mexican cartels participation. When you look at the larger picture of corruption you might see a coast-to-coast operation.

Sat, 11/07/2015 - 5:53pm Permalink
bre (not verified)

you need to make more information about tyler bonnet. this didnt give me enough information to do my project.

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:54pm Permalink
Concerned parent (not verified)

What's worse is that even after Arcurio pleaded no contest to these charges, he was hired by Westmont Hilltop School district to be a coach for their hockey team. How is he able to be permitted to be around those kids? What a joke....
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:23am Permalink

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