Today's cop drama put on blast by the prosecutor's office . . .
Suspended KCPD officer charged with stealing for not working off-duty shifts
A suspended Kansas City Police Department officer has been charged with felony Stealing By Deceit for failing to work off-duty shifts he was paid to work, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Brandon D. Sherman, dob: 10/7/1983, faces a charge of Stealing By Deceit.*
According to court records filed today, a witness reported to the Kansas City Police Department that security shifts at a business in the 3100 block of Prospect Avenue were not covered. Further checks showed the company reported paying more than $5,000 to the defendant for security shifts in January and February. But video surveillance showed he was not at the store for those shifts.
The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department initiated this investigation, which was pursued and handled by KCPD's economic crimes unit. The prosecutor's office is grateful for the investigation and cooperation of the KC Police Department regarding this case.
The defendant was issued a summons to appear in court.
According to local news:
"The Kansas City police said Sherman is no longer employed with the department. "
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HERE IS THE STATEMENT FROM POLICE IN FULL . . .
KCPD officer charged in Jackson County
KCPD was made aware, by one of its members, of a possible criminal violation being committed by another department member.
The department took immediate action and began a criminal investigation. The member was suspended with pay pending the outcome of that investigation.
Our Economic Crimes Section submitted a case file to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office who announced charges today in regard.
We regret that this occurred and are pleased that a department member brought this to our attention so swift action could be taken.
The member, a Police Officer, was assigned to the Patrol Bureau and has worked for the department for approximately four years.
The officer is no longer employed by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.
Any questions regarding the case should be directed to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.
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