JPD officer pleads guilty to extortion, facing prison

 April 10, 2016

“A former Jasper police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he extorted money from an unnamed drug dealer in exchange for information regarding police investigations into illegal drug activity in the city.

Leverne Dewaun Hill Jr. pleaded guilty March 23 to charges of extortion and bribery, according to a plea agreement given to the Eagle by the U.S. Attorney’s Office this week.”

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