Metro Policeman Indicted on Corruption Charges

Today a federal grand jury indicted a Metro Police Officer on corruption charges. Richard Wilson is accused of money laundering, trying to distribute cocaine, and demanding and taking cash while serving in uniform.

The indictment says this spring Wilson received almost $25 thousand to run errands for people he believed were drug traffickers. On several occasions he allegedly drove what he thought was cocaine and drug money around the city in his police car, while on the clock.

U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin says Wilson’s actions don’t reflect the integrity of Metro Nashville Police.

The indictment also charges two others in connection with trying to distribute cocaine.

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