the republic logo

Ex-LRPD officer convicted of lying to investigators in drug case, acquitted of other charges

Share/Save/Bookmark

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — A former Little Rock police officer has been convicted on one of five charges related to his escorting — while on a duty — a van that prosecutors say the officer thought was carrying marijuana.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/UN2tjj ) that the jury found Randall Robinson guilty Wednesday of lying to investigators. He was acquitted on other charges that include conspiracy to distribute marijuana, attempting to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute and failing to report a crime.

Prosecutors said Robinson's half-brother, former officer Mark Jones, helped arrange the escort of the van. The van was actually part of an undercover FBI investigation.

Robinson's attorney said Robinson was asked by Jones to follow the van but did not know it was supposedly carrying drugs.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.