May 13, 2014

Former Jackson Police Department Officer Sentenced to 25 Months in Prison for Bribery

JACKSON, MS—Former Jackson Police Officer Tony Davis, of Clinton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 25 months in federal prison for bribery, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Davis pled guilty to the bribery charge in December 2013, admitting that, while employed as a patrol sergeant with the Jackson Police Department in 2010, Davis advised another Jackson Police officer that he would pay the officer $10,000 if he would assist Davis in disposing of an outstanding drug charge against a defendant Davis knew.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Rushing.