Former Police Officer Arrested on Charges of Robbing Drivers

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By Catalina Trivino

"A law enforcement officer is supposed to be someone you can trust," Said Butler County Sherriff, Kenny Harden. "And when this person is wearing a uniform -- wearing a badge -- the public is supposed to be able to trust him. And he's out there doing what the bad guys do. That puts a black mark on all law enforcement."

Bennett is accused of robbing at least 4 people, taking between $100 to $200 per victim. If he is convicted of all the counts against him, he faces up to 74 years in prison.

 

 

A former Fort Deposit police officer was arrested today and accused of robbing people during traffic stops.

 

Carlos Bennett was arrested in Greenville this afternoon after a federal indictment.

Authroitites say the crimes happened in 2009. They say Bennett would pull people over with the indication of a legitimate traffic stop, then robbing them.

Bennett and another officer were arrested in 2009 after allegedly robbing a driver at a rest area north of Greenville.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigations say they later discovered more victims...




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