Former Phoenix officer sentenced to probation
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PHOENIX (AP) - A former Phoenix police officer was sentenced to three months unsupervised probation after pleading no-contest to a theft charge.
The Arizona Republic reports that former Officer George Contreras was among a group of Phoenix officers indicted in 2010 on allegations that they were paid for off-duty security work that they didn't perform at a housing complex.
Contreras' case was the only one not dismissed.
Contreras told the sentencing judge that the allegations cost him his job with the police, the guitar shop he ran, his reputation and his family and asked for further punishment to be waived.
The three other officers whose charges were dismissed filed a lawsuit accusing the state's current and former attorneys general and their staffs of conspiring to present false evidence to a grand jury.
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