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.

3 comments:

Downtown Indy said...

I'm still trying to figure out the uniform one of them was wearing in the released video. Looked gray with a yellow stripe down the leg.

What IMPD division wears that? To tell the truth, it looked like the uniforms worn by armored truck guards.

Sir Hailstone said...

Good.

Being these are federal charges and former police, I would assume they will serve their time in the hole at Florence?

Seth Martin Ward said...

Sir Hailstone, the BOP will generally assign an inmate to a facility with in a 500 mile radius of the offenders proposed release area designated to handle the inmates sentence. This is done via OC Grand Prairie, Texas. The Computation Center takes all variables into account when designating the facility it will assign said inmate to. Depending on the level of security required to house the offender, length of sentence, type of crime etc.