Former Alabama police chief indicted on 7 counts of ethics violations

Roosevelt Finley (TCSO)
Roosevelt Finley (TCSO) (Erin Edgemon | eedgemon@al.com)

A former Camp Hill police chief turned himself in to authorities at the Tallapoosa County Jail on Tuesday after being indicted on seven counts of ethics law violations.

Roosevelt Finley, 58, of Opelika, was released from jail after posting $100,000 bond, according to the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The charges came after an Alabama Ethics Commission investigation recommended criminal charges, the sheriff’s office stated.

Finley was fired by the town of Camp Hill in October 2014 after working for the city for 22 years.

The indictments weren’t immediately available for release to AL.com.

The Alex City Outlook reported Finley is accused of selling a personal vehicle on the GovDeals.com website, which is for government use only, and keeping the funds. He is also accused of receiving a $2,450 check from Camp Hill Police Department Narcotics for the sale of jewelry.

According to the indictments, the former chief is also accused of using a Camp Hill Police Department debit card to purchase personal items, including meals and gas, unspecified merchandise from department stores and a Sam’s Club membership.

Finley was allegedly reimbursed by the town of Camp Hill for some of these purchases, which were originally paid for with city funds.

Finley is set to be arraigned on April 3.

 

http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2017/03/former_alabama_police_chief_in.html?platform=hootsuite

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