DETROIT (AP) - A suburban Detroit police sergeant accused of robbing three men suspected in the theft of his daughter’s cellphone was cleared of all but one charge at the end of his second trial.
A jury convicted former St. Clair Shores officer Michael Notoriano Friday of willful neglect of duty. It acquitted him of armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment, assault and ethnic intimidation.
A mistrial was declared last year.
The charges stemmed from July 2013, when authorities say Notoriano’s 16-year-old daughter and a friend biked to a Detroit gas station. They say a man threw the daughter to the ground and robbed her. Notoriano and then-Detroit police Sgt. David Pomeroy traced the phone and confronted the men.
Pomeroy was sentenced last year to probation for failing to uphold the law.
Notoriano’s sentencing is set for March 8.
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