Suspended JPD Officer Pleads Guilty, Fired
17 months after being charged with stealing from a crime victim, Jackson Police officer Marvent Brooks has pleaded guilty and been fired by the department. Thursday, the 36-year-old pleaded guilty to state charges of tampering with evidence, theft and official misconduct and was sentenced to six years probation. The charges stem from an incident in August 0f 2010, where he and fellow officer David Dreblow are accused of stealing more than $1,200 from shooting and robbery victim, Malcolm Wortham The same charges are still pending against Dreblow, who remained on unpaid administrative leave from the Jackson Police Department. As a result of his conviction, Brooks was immediately terminated from the Jackson Police Department. But the former law enforcement officer still faces federal charges for violating the rights of the victim and for having an illegal firearm. On top of that, Brooks faces additional state charges for an unrelated incident in June of last year, where he is accused of having an open container and gun in his car.