Former officer gets probation in jail drugs case

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WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) _ A former police officer in southwestern Illinois’ Washington Park has been sentenced to probation after admitting he brought drugs into the county jail for an inmate.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 61-year-old Douglass Young pleaded guilty to a charge of official misconduct.

A judge also ordered Young to undergo drug treatment and to turn in his gun and badge.

Young was accused of taking narcotics and prescription pills into the St. Clair County lockup for a female prisoner.

Young had no previous criminal record.
Information from: Belleville News-Democrat,


  • Charley

    Again , another cop gets their hand slapped and no jail time for doing the same act as a regular criminal would get time for. It is time to hold these officers two to three times more accountable then their evil counterparts. For instance Joe criminal gets 5 years for dealing drugs, the officers should get 10 to 15 years for dealing drugs. They are the ones that should be upholding the laws not breaking them. Time for the citizens to demand for harsher punishment of those that wear the badge and disgrace it at the same time. Go back and read the stories of the cops that did wrong and see what i am talking about.

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