2nd KCK Officer Sentenced For Stealing Electronics

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A second former Kansas City, Kan., police officer has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing electronics from houses where his special unit served search warrants.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 34-year-old Jeffrey M. Bell was sentenced Tuesday to eight months behind bars for violating a federal civil rights law. He and two other members of the Police Department's Selective Crime Occurrence Reduction Enforcement Unit were charged after a sting operation in January 2011.

Thirty-two-year-old Darrell M. Forrest was sentenced last month to 12 months and a day in prison, and 34-year-old Dustin Sillings is to be sentenced Thursday on the same charge.

Bell admitted stealing games from the sting house and three or four PlayStation games and one PlayStation player during previous SCORE Unit searches.


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