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Okla. Officers Cleared, Retired Cop Convicted of Corruption

June 11, 2011  | 

A federal jury has cleared two Tulsa (Okla.) Police officers in a police corruption trial and returned a guilty verdict against a third retired officer.

Officer Bruce Bonham, 53, and Officer Nick DeBruin, 38, were acquitted on all the counts against them. The counts included drug distribution, planting drugs on individuals and stealing money during an FBI sting May 18, 2009.

At the same time, retired Cpl. Harold R. Wells, 60, was found guilty of drug conspiracy, carrying a firearm during drug trafficking and stealing U.S. funds during the FBI sting at a local motel.

Source: Tulsa World

Tags: FBI, Officer Misconduct, Officer Exonerated, Tulsa (Okla.) PD


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