Friday, June 12, 2009
IMPD Cops Found Guilty By Federal Jury
After deliberating for only two hours, a 12-person federal jury found two former IMPD narcotics officers guilty of charges they stole drugs and money. Robert Long and Jason Edwards were acquitted of firearms charges that would have added to their sentence, but the two men still face up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors contended their "drug conspiracy aimed to steal hundreds of pounds of marijuana and funnel it back to the streets" according to the Star's Jon Murray. A third former officer, James Davis, had already pleaded guilty and provided key testimony for the government during the trial.