Ex-suburban Cleveland detective gets 9 years for theft

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former police supervisor in suburban Cleveland has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison on charges related to stealing thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers.

A judge on Tuesday also ordered East Cleveland Sgt. Torris Moore to pay $37,000 in restitution

Moore pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy, false statements and other charges. Two detectives she supervised also were charged.

Authorities say the three officers conducted illegal searches and falsified search warrant affidavits while stealing from suspects and compromising legitimate cases. The officers were accused of reporting just a portion of money seized during drug raids.

Moore’s attorney couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

Former detectives Antonio Malone and Eric Jones have pleaded guilty to similar charges and will be sentenced Monday.

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