This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories

It’s prison guards gone wild this week, plus a really sleazy deputy gets a sweet deal and a ‘roided cop takes a plea deal. Let’s get to it:

In Athens, Ohio, a former Athens County sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty Monday to four lesser charges after originally being arrested on charges he coerced sex from female drug defendants. None of the charges Jerry Hallowell, 44, pleaded guilty to are sex offenses. Instead he copped to one charge of soliciting or receiving improper compensation (which was apparently sexual favors), a first-degree misdemeanor; plus three fifth-degree felony charges of misusing an official statewide electronic database available to police officers. Hallowell allegedly used the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway to run background checks on women he was interested in. The felonies carry a maximum sentence of one year each, but Hallowell will probably not do any time because he was convicted of the lowest level nonviolent felonies.

In Norfolk, Virginia, a former Norfolk police officer pleaded guilty November 23 to selling steroids, syringes, and marijuana to an undercover officer. Kristin Wayne Harris, 37, copped to one count of drug possession and one count of sale of an anabolic steroid. He was originally charged with 11 drug-related felonies and two misdemeanors, but prosecutors dropped all the charges except for two. The investigation into Harris’ steroid sales also led to the resignation of three other Norfolk police officers, but he was the only one charged with a crime. He’s looking at anywhere from six months to 20 years in prison when sentenced.

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a Florida state prison guard was arrested November 22 for agreeing to smuggle drugs into the prison. Ormond Rossi, 37, a guard at the Broward Correctional Institution, is charged with bribery and opium trafficking. He went down in a sting after agreeing to smuggle pain pills in return for cash, cigarettes, two water bottles full of vodka, and an unlisted number of steaks. At last report, he was still behind bars.

In Detroit, a prison guard and a former prison guard were arrested November 23 on charges they smuggled marijuana and tobacco into the Ryan Correctional Facility. Guard Joseph Jordan, 27, and former guard Corey Young, 37, were both charged with misconduct in office, furnishing contraband to a prisoner, and conspiracy to furnish marijuana to a prisoner. Young was also charged with bringing contraband into a prison, bringing a weapon into a prison, and four counts of furnishing contraband to a prisoner. They allegedly accepted payments from inmates’ friends and relatives in exchange for smuggling tobacco and pot, and went down in an investigation after a prisoner was found with weed and tobacco in his cell. Each felony count is worth five years.

In Atlanta, a former Fulton County Jail guard pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes to help distribute cocaine within the jail. Akil Scott, 31, copped to attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine and accepting a $650 bribe. Prosecutors said he twice accepted $650 from undercover agents to deliver what he thought was seven grams of cocaine. Sentencing is set for February 16. Scott is looking at up to 20 years in federal prison on each count.



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    Prison guards are not cops. But close enough I guess if your trying your best to make cops look bad.


    And for the “sweet” deal. I suggest you try and research plea deals. Very common for a multiple charge court case to get plead out to something simple when the bad guy has no criminal record.

  • Geoffrey Asher

    Prison guards are LEOs. They consider themselves to be LEOs, their unions consider them LEOs, the courts consider them LEOs, and state laws treate them exactly like LEOs, thus they are cops. Just because you are issued a mobile theft wagon with lights on top, it doesn’t make you any more, or less, of a LEO than a turn key.

  • certain

    Well PSO, I looked and looked, and can not find a single incident of any civilian shooting a person who was handcuffed and face down, in other words execution style, and getting only 2 years.


    Good work certain. I’m sure you looked really hard to come up with that bad cop story. Let’s just play that video over and over and over and over and over and over again, of 1 cop fucking up, cause that’s obviously the complete story and his actions represent what all cops do.

    And I disagree, a cop is a cop. A certified officer who police’s the streets.

  • Geoffrey Asher

    Ah PSO, it is the 99% of bad cops that give the 1% of good cops a bad name.

    It isn’t hard at all to come up with a bad cop story. This is odd, because almost 99.99% of crimes comitted by cops get covered up, one way or another.

    According to the 2010 FBI UCR, cops are now statistically more criminal than the regular population, and that only counts convictions.

    The days of easily spread and accepted cop propaganda are fading, and fading fast. Nobody with any sense believes the lies anymore. Nationally, the police are a criminal gang with paperwork, and that’s all there is to it.

    BTW, google my name and see what comes up. i should be the first 5 or 6 hits you get. The Athens paper has a nice article.

    The cops burglarized my house. The DA acknoledges it as a proven and provable fact, but no indictments for the cops… Hey! Looka there! I didn’t have to look hard for a bad cop story at all! They came to me.

  • leonard


    There is zero difficulty finding a “bad cop story”, I suggest you try

    This is a daily compilation of the “bad cop story” that you suggest you have to look “really hard” to find. Surprisingly it’s not hard at all to find a “bad cop story”. Imagine that.

    And as for the “sweet deal” I would lay odds that it is in fact a “sweet deal” as compared to other non “official” cases.

  • paschn

    “To serve and protect”. Very pretty words, but WHOM do they serve and protect?