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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #1209)
Drug War Issues

A meth-slinging Pennsylvania police chief gets ready to head to prison and so does a former NYPD officer who used her desk duties to cook up dope deals. Let's get to it:

In Pittsburgh, a former Greensburg police chief pleaded guilty on April 16 to a wide-ranging scheme to peddle meth and cocaine not only in Western Pennsylvania, but also as far afield as Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma. Former Chief Shawn Denning, 43, admitted conspiring with former Greenburg Police Officer Regina McAtee to score drugs from large-scale suppliers for both resale and his personal use. McAtee is set to plead guilty next week. The pair went down after the DEA began looking into rumors of their involvement in the drug trade. Denning copped to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and a quantity of cocaine. He is looking at a mandatory minimum 5-year prison sentence in August.

In New York City, a former NYPD officer pleaded guilty on April 16 to peddling large amounts of dope. Grace Rosa Baez went down after getting caught selling various drugs to a confidential informant, including a kilogram of heroin, more than 400 grams of fentanyl, and more than 100 grams of fentanyl analogs. She made the dope deals while on desk duty while under investigation for unspecified earlier misconduct. She copped to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and para-fluorofentanyl. She is looking at up to 20 years in prison when she goes for sentencing in July.

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