Jeffrey M. Bell, 34, was one of three members of a special department unit charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., after a joint sting operation by the police department and the FBI.
Authorities arrested them in January 2011 after cash and electronics were left in a house that was under audio and video surveillance. According to Bell’s written plea agreement, he took a Nintendo DS game system during the sting and also admitted to taking electronics while serving previous search warrants.
Bell pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to deny civil rights.
His attorney, Scott Toth, asked for probation, but Toth said after the sentencing that Bell was prepared to accept whatever sentence the judge deemed appropriate.
“Mr. Bell is extremely remorseful for the damage his actions caused for the public and the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department,” Toth said.
One of the other officers was sentenced last week to one year and one day in prison. The third is to be sentenced Thursday
Kansas City, Kan., woman accused of leaving three children alone in a car in 40-degree weather www.privateofficer.com
Kansas City, Kan. March 24 2012— A Kansas City, Kan., woman has been accused of leaving three children alone in a car in 40-degree weather while she gambled in a casino.
WDAF-TV reports that Katrina Denise Roades is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said Roades left the children, ages 9, 8 and six months, in a parked car while she went into the casino on March 3. A security officer found one of the older girls wandering in the parking lot. The child led the officer to the family’s car, where he found the other children.
Police believe Roades was inside the casino for about an hour and a half.
Roades also faces a trespassing charge because her name was on voluntary self-exclusion list designed as a tool for compulsive gamblers.
Shannon Young was arrested this morning. Young, an English teacher and volleyball coach, allegedly had consensual sexual intercourse with one of her students at Pleasant Ridge High School. Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said the crimes happened between the general time period of Aug. 1, 2009, and June 2, 2010.
Easton Superintendent Charles Coblentz said the district conducted its own investigation into the matter. He declined to discuss when the internal investigation started and what initial disciplinary action, be it paid or unpaid, was initially taken against the teacher. However any disciplinary action would have became largely moot in April when Young resigned from her position.
Young started working for the district in August 2009.