Illinois Police Hired Convicted Felon With "Lengthy Criminal Record," Now He's Being Accused Of Re-offending (InformationLiberation) If you want police to enforce laws which are inherently criminal and morally reprehensible, what better way to do that than hire career criminals?
(KMOV) – A man paid to uphold the law is now guilty of breaking it and News 4 questioned why he was allowed to be in law enforcement to begin with.
Andre Jackson, 41, served with the Brooklyn and Alorton Police Departments until he was convicted by a jury of felony domestic battery charge.
News 4 learned Jackson had several run-ins with the law well before the latest offense.
Jackson is an officer with a lengthy record including infractions, protection orders and a battery charge dating back to 1993. That charge was dismissed but now he’s been convicted of aggravated domestic batter for choking a woman.
“Has a badge has a gun; he was serving as law enforcement. And this is not an isolated incident as in terms to his domestic situation,” said St. Clair County State’s Attorney, Brendan Kelly.
[...]Jackson is out on bond until his sentencing hearing which is scheduled for May 1. He faces three to five years in prison or could be given probation and not serve any jail time.