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Jackson police officer sentenced to prison

Jackson police officer sentenced to prison

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2012 2:58 pm

Jackson – Former Jackson Police Department officer David Dreblow, 26, was sentenced to six months in prison this week by United States District Judge J. Daniel Breen, announced United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III; Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez; Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office Aaron T. Ford; and Chief of Police Gill Kendrick of the Jackson Police Department.
Dreblow was also sentenced to two years supervised release following his incarceration, which will begin with a six month term of home confinement.
 Dreblow pled guilty on April 3, 2012, to conspiring with former Jackson police officer Marvent Brooks to violate the civil rights of a shooting victim by stealing approximately $1,200 from him while they processed the crime scene.  
Brooks’s co-defendant, Marvent Brooks, pled guilty to conspiracy to violate civil rights and an unrelated firearms charge on Jan. 13, 2012, and was sentenced to 22 months in prison on May 18, 2012.  
“The credibility of our justice system depends on the integrity of the people who are sworn to enforce and defend our laws,” said United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III.
“When a trusted law enforcement official breaks the law for selfish gain, we will remain vigilant in aggressively prosecuting such nefarious and criminal conduct to the fullest extent of the law.”
“By stealing from a crime victim, Mr. Dreblow failed to honor his promise to protect and serve,” said Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez.  
“The Justice Department is committed to ensuring that officers who engage in criminal conduct are brought to justice.”
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Jackson, Tennessee, Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Skrmetti and Trial Attorney Christopher Lomax from the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.

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