Friday, May 25, 2012

Lanagan, Missouri officers face charges

Two police officers in Lanagan, Missouri are facing charges on forgery. Read the whole story via the link below.

LANAGAN, Mo. — Lanagan’s police chief and only other officer have been suspended without pay after being indicted by a county grand jury in connection with what authorities say was the alteration of racial profiling reports and the issuance of citations based on a nonexistent statute.

An attorney for the small McDonald County town told The Associated Press on Thursday that the allegations may all stem from mere mistakes or misunderstandings about how to properly document traffic tickets.

Police Chief Larry Marsh, 52, and Officer Michael Gallahue, 38, were arrested and charged in McDonald County Circuit Court after their indictment last week by a grand jury impaneled earlier this year. Marsh and Gallahue are the lone officers in the town with a population of 419.

Marsh is charged with five counts of forgery, three pertaining to citations and two to racial profiling reports. Gallahue is charged with two counts of forgery, both pertaining to citations.

The forgery charges all are felonies punishable by up to seven years in prison.

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