Over at Cato’s Police Misconduct web site, we have selected the worst case for the month of May. It was the case of one Shane Mauger. Over a period of about 10 years, this former police officer told lies to obtain search warrants and would then falsify police reports by under-reporting any cash that he seized during those raids.
Now, because of his corruption, officials cannot tell how many of his previous cases were based on valid police work and how many were based upon dishonest work. Many cases are being reviewed and thrown out.
Federal investigators discovered other corrupt officers in the same Reynoldsburg, Ohio police department. Former officer Tye Downard was arrested in February for dealing in narcotics. Shortly after his arrest, Downard committed suicide in his jail cell.