Brooks Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

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A day after pleading guilty to state charges for stealing from a crime victim, former Jackson Police officer Marvent Brooks pleads guilty to federal charges in the same case. Friday, the 36-year-old pleaded guilty to federal counts of violating the victim’s civil rights and for having an unregistered, short barrel shotgun, which is illegal. Thursday, Brooks pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1200 from shooting and robbery suspect Malcolm Wortham in August of 2010. As a result, he was immediately fired from the department. “It’s imperative that we do everything that we can to earn the trust and respect of the citizens that we serve and we hope this message sends out to the public that we intend to do everything we can to garner their continued trust and respect for us that we will as aggressively police ourselves as we will the community in which we serve, ” said Chief Gill Kendrick of the Jackson Police Department. The U.S. Attorney’s office told 7 Eyewitness News Brooks faces no more than 30 years in prison and up to a $1 million fine. He will be sentenced April 23. Similar charges in both state and federal court are still pending against his fellow officer, David Dreblow.

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