- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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.

Davis was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Jackson.

Prosecutors say the other Jackson officer, who was not named, contacted the FBI in October 2010 to report Davis‘ bribery offer.

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.

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