JACKSON, Miss.- A police officer in Jackson has been accused of extortion.
Officer Bryan Jones, 44, is being charged with extortion by abusing his position of authority as a police officer. A complaint was fined with the U.S. Attorney’s office on Thursday.
They said that Jones is being accused of assisting drug dealers by arresting their competitors at illegal traffic stops.He has also been charged with conducting illegal searches and seizures.
WTOK reported that the affidavit alleges that when Jones would make the traffic stops he would pocket the cash from these dealers and not report it. They believe at least one other person is linked to the scheme.
The FBI and Jackson Police Department are credited for their help with the investigation.