JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former Jackson police officer has been sentenced to 25 months in prison on federal charges of trying to bribe another officer with $10,000 to drop drug charges against one of his friends.
Tony Davis pleaded guilty in December, admitting he tried to pay the other officer to make the drug case go away. Authorities have not disclosed the details of the alleged drug offense.
The FBI recorded a meeting in March 2011 in which Davis paid the officer $2,900 as a down payment.
Davis was indicted Oct. 3, 2012.