Former Richmond Police Officers Sentenced For Arming Young Recruits
OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — Two former Richmond police officers have been sentenced for arming young members of the Explorer program and hiring them to work for their private security firm.
A federal judge in Oakland on Tuesday sentenced 32-year-old Danny Harris to six months in a halfway house and 34-year-old Raymond Thomas to six months of home detention.
The former officers admitted in a plea deal reached in March that they illegally bought guns for underage employees working at their security company. They also tried to obstruct a federal investigation.
Investigators said some of the security firm employees were recruited from the Police Department’s Explorer program, which introduces young people to careers in law enforcement.
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