- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ten former police officers convicted of crimes fell through the state’s decertification process until their cases were pointed out by The Associated Press. The officers:

_ Michael Moore, former Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Convicted in 2004 of illegal possession of drugs and theft in office.

_ Richard Elworth, former Dayton police officer. Convicted in 2005 of having a gun while committing a drug-trafficking offense.

_ Mark Nelson, former Columbus police officer. Convicted in 2006 of making a false statement in the acquisition of a firearm.

_ Zvonko Sarlog, former Cleveland police officer. Convicted in 2007 of money laundering and cocaine charges.

_ Mark Demeropolis, former chief of the Cleves Police Department. Convicted in 2007 of complicity to falsification as part of a license plate scam.

_ Bobby Cutts Jr., former Canton police officer. Convicted in 2008 of murder, aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and abuse of a corpse in the 2007 death of his lover and the child she was carrying.

_ Trevor Fusner, former Zanesville police officer. Convicted in 2008 of conspiring to deal cocaine and carrying a gun during a drug crime.

_ Chad Mills, former Genesis HealthCare System hospital officer, convicted in 2008 of conspiring to deal cocaine and carrying a gun during a drug crime.

_ Sean Beck, former Zanesville police officer. Convicted in 2008 of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm during a drug crime.

_ Mark McCombs, former Parma police officer. Convicted in 2008 of tampering with evidence.

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