JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — A former Jackson officer is sentence to serve 27 months in prison.
United States Attorney Gregory K. Davis of the Southern District of Mississippi said 45-year-old Bryan Jones was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan.
Jones was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for extortion by use of his position as a police officer.
Jones was accused of taking cash during a stop from undercover FBI agents and never recording or placing the money in Jackson Police Department evidence. At the time of the stop, Jones was carrying his service pistol holstered on his belt and driving his patrol car.
Jones, acting in his capacity as a police officer, conducted illegal searches and seized $4,000 and $5,000, officials said.