- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2017

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - A former police officer has been sentenced to two years of probation after admitting to conspiring to retaliate against another officer who arrested a relative for drunken driving.

Michael Dotro avoided jail time when he was sentenced on Friday.

Dotro had served on the Edison force for nine years before resigning in September after pleading guilty in the scheme that also involved other Edison officers conspiring against a New Brunswick officer.

Two other officers were ordered to pay fines.

He is charged in a separate case where he is accused of firebombing his former captain’s home. He has pleaded not guilty.

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