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Former police officer sentence
A former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty Monday to one count of malfeasance in office on Monday and was sentenced to one year in jail.
The sentence was the result of a plea agreement between the district attorney's office and Donald Baptiste.
The charge stemmed from a sting operation conducted by the police department's Public Integrity Bureau following citizen complaints alleging he had taken money from arrested subjects before bringing them to jail.
The operation caught Baptiste removing $251 in marked money from an informant and failing to turn the... Read more