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From PHILLY.COM by Darran Simon
A retired Philadelphia policeman who worked as a U.S. Mint officer was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for stealing $1 coins worth $2.3 million and selling them to a California distributor, officials said.
From NBCLOSANGELES.COM by Jonathan Llyod
An off-duty Beverly Hills police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing a pickup into a utility pole, house and retaining wall late Tuesday in Simi Valley.
The pickup, the officer’s personal vehicle, came to a stop upside-down on top of the retaining wall. The crash also ruptured a natural gas line, prompting a response from utility crews early Wednesday.
Vernell Reynolds, a former Miami cop who stole thousands from a black police officers association to fund her gambling habit, will learn her sentence Wednesday afternoon in federal court.
Reynolds was head of the Miami Community Police Benevolent Association, founded by one the department’s first black police officers in 1946. The group advocates for black officers and devotes efforts to charity work to benefit the inner-city.
Several years ago, senior members of the group discovered thousands of unauthorized debit-card withdrawals from Reynolds.
She later was indicted on 16 counts of wire fraud for the embezzlement scheme that lasted from September 2008 to June 2010. The police department has since fired her.
An incident in Kansas involving a Metro police officer and marijuana-laced food resulted in his firing.
The trouble started in June when Officer Edward Karl, 34, was driving through Topeka, KS, after his honeymoon in California.
Officers in Kansas had set up a fake drug check point, then followed drivers who tried to exit the Interstate.
Investigators said Karl and his wife pulled into a parking lot and dropped a bag into the trash that had “several food items containing marijuana, along with a small quantity of loose marijuana ‘buds.'”
Patrick Lefler, a Bakersfield police officer, was arrested last week in connection with alleged sexual extortion and is also under investigation for unrelated accusations of raping a woman while in uniform and sexually assaulting her with his baton.
He has not been charged with either offense.
Lefler was arrested July 18 in connection with allegations of refusing to return stolen property to a burglary victim unless she had sex with him. He’s alleged to have sent her sexually explicit text messages.