Cops Allegedly Planted Meth On Woman Who Complained About Judge's Sexual Solicitation
Ex-Murray captain pleads to federal charge in false drug arrest
Former Murray County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Michael Henderson pleaded guilty in federal court today for his role in setting up for arrest a woman who had complained about sexual advances by a local judge, authorities said.
Henderson pleaded guilty to obstructing a pending civil rights investigation by tampering with a witness, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.
The case involved drugs planted in the car of Angie Garmley, who had complained that Magistrate Judge Bryant Cochran solicited her for sex.
Her complaint sparked a state Judicial Qualification Commission investigation and led to Cochran’s resignation. The investigation also revealed that Cochran was illegally presigning warrants for officers to use.
Henderson and Murray County Deputy Josh Greeson were fired in August after an investigation began into Garmley’s arrest. Investigators later found that someone had planted the methamphetamine in Garmley’s car.
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