Ten Cops Charged With Taking Drug Payoffs
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that an FBI SWAT team arrested ten current and former police officers, along with five accomplices, for protecting drug dealers in crowded shopping centers and school parking lots.
The police officers' repeated involvement with the drug deals makes them eligible for a mandatory minimum 10 year prison sentence. U.S. Attorney Sally Yates is quoted, "These are people they [the cops] are supposed to be arresting, not taking money from."
The officers arrested are: Atlanta police Officer Kelvin Allen, 42, of Atlanta; DeKalb County Police Department Officers Dennis Duren, 32, of Atlanta and Dorian Williams, 25, of Stone Mountain; Forest Park Police Department Sgts. Victor Middlebrook, 44, of Jonesboro,and Andrew Monroe, 57, of Riverdale; MARTA Police Department Officer Marquez Holmes, 45, of Jonesboro; Stone Mountain Police Department Officer Denoris Carter, 42, of Lithonia; Federal Protective Services contract Officer Sharon Peters, 43, of Lithonia; DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office former jail officers Monyette McLaurin, 37, of Atlanta and Chase Valentine, 44, of Covington.
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