Source : AP
Dirty cops are nothing new. There have some who have taken license with the badge for decades and some justice is finally being served to a corrupt officer from the infamous Rampart Division in LA.
Editor’s note : This same division also contained Rafael Perez (immortalized by Denzel Washington in his Oscar winning performance in “Training Day”) and David Mackie who were bodyguards for Suge White and are long suspected of having something to do with the murder of Tupac and Biggie Smalls.
A Former Los Angeles police officer who participated in home invasion robberies staged to look like police raids was sentenced Monday to 102 years in prison.
William Ferguson, 35, was convicted of participating in more than 40 phony raids from early 1999 to June 2001 at homes in working-class neighborhoods while he worked at the department’s scandal-ridden Rampart Division.
In January, a federal jury convicted him of conspiracy to deprive people of their civil rights, conspiracy to possess marijuana and cocaine, violating the civil rights of others and using a firearm during a violent crime.
Ferguson’s sentence was so severe because he was convicted of four firearms charges which carry a mandatory sentence of 82 years in prison.
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