Ex-Joplin officer sentenced seeking sex for dismissing case

     (AP) – A former Joplin police officer will serve six months of home

detention for trying to get a woman’s drunk-driving charge dismissed in exchange

for sexual favors.

     Brian Rogers was sentenced Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of deprivation of

rights. He also will serve three years’ probation.

     The Joplin Globe reports Rogers arrested a woman in October 2015 for driving

under the influence of alcohol. Two months later, he offered to get the charge


     Rogers told the city prosecutor that the case should be dismissed because the

breathalyzer he had used was malfunctioning. The prosecutor notified Rogers’

supervisors and the woman agreed to a recorded call during which Rogers said the

charge would be dropped. He later told authorities he hoped for a sexual

relationship with the woman.


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