Detroit Cop Convicted For Leaking Information To Drug Dealer

A U.S. District Court sentenced a former Detroit police officer to a year in jail on June 24 for leaking law enforcement information to a drug dealer.

MLive reports that Lamar Coody, age 35, was sentenced to one year in federal prison, followed by a year of supervised release.

Coody was caught over a wiretap leaking confidential information to a drug trafficker. He most importantly leaked that there was a police investigation on the individual and that there was an informant in his organization. Additionally, Coody helped him identify surveillance vehicles, and fixed six traffic tickets for the dealer.

In return for his help, The dealer let Coody drive his Corvette, Escalade and Range Rover. He also got, “wined and dined by the dealer,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s press release.

While Coody was never directly involved with the sale and transport of drugs, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade said, “By leaking information to a drug dealer under investigation, this officer jeopardized the investigation and the safety of the investigators.”

“Officers who breach their duty to serve the public will be held accountable,” she said.