- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix police officer accused of pointing his gun at a driver has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

Maricopa County prosecutors say Jeremy Sweet entered his plea Thursday. He’s scheduled to be sentenced March 26.

A man says Sweet chased him down and held him at gunpoint for no reason last Oct. 27.

Sweet is a seven-year police veteran. He was driving a unmarked Phoenix police transport van carrying six prisoners on their way to jail.

According to Sweet’s lawyer, Sweet thought a car tried to ram him from behind so he took police action and pulled the driver over and drew his gun before driving off.

The driver then called 911 and reported the incident.

Sweet was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

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