Former Police Officer Faces Prison After Leaking Confidential Information to a Drug Trafficker

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 35-year-old Lamar Coody appeared in court before U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara for leaking confidential information to cocaine-trafficker Deshon Catchings while serving as a sworn police officer in the City of Detroit, Michigan.

An investigation conducted by the FBI and DEA, captured Coody informing Catchings over a court-authorized wiretap that Catchings was being investigated by a Detroit police narcotics team and that his cocaine-trafficking organization contained an informant. Coody was also caught identifying police surveillance vehicles, providing advice on how handle cash proceeds from drug sales, and fixing six of Catchings’ traffic tickets. In exchange for Coody’s assistance, Catchings treated the officer to dinners and drinks, while also allowing him to borrow money and vehicles.

Following Coody’s guilty plea, Judge O’Meara sentenced him to twelve months in prison and one year of supervised release. Catchings, and six other members of his drug organization, also pleaded guilty and received prison sentences for their crimes.

Click Here for DETROIT BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS Minutes' involving the suspension of Officer Coody

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