Cop Charged With Stealing $20 Cash From Suicide Victim (InformationLiberation)
Wednesday April 17th, 2013
Montgomery, Alabama police officer Corporal Stanley Wilson, 48, was allegedly caught stealing $20 cash from a suicide victim. The officer works with the Criminal Investigation Division and had been "serving" at the Montgomery Police Department for 26 years.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports:
The Montgomery Police Department has charged a police corporal with theft after a fellow officer observed him taking $20 in cash from the personal effects of a 2012 suicide victim whose property was being held by the department, according to a Police Department news release.What other malfeasance did this officer commit in his 26 years with the force?
Stanley Wilson, 48, was charged with third-degree theft, a Class A misdemeanor, and taken to the Montgomery City Jail, the release states. Police Chief Kevin J. Murphy immediately initiated termination proceedings against the officer, who was placed on mandatory leave, according to police.
Murphy said the actions of the officer who observed and reported the theft are consistent with Montgomery Police Department’s character and expectations.
“We hold our officers to the highest standards,” he said in the release. “That is what the public expects and deserves. A theft of any amount is unacceptable and intolerable within our ranks.”
The department’s investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available for public release.
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