A fired Des Moines police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his squad car has pleaded guilty to charges in the case.No felony conviction, so he can have a gun again.
The trial for 35-year-old Maynard Richardson was to begin on Monday in Polk County District Court in Des Moines.
He pleaded guilty to non-felonious misconduct in office and false imprisonment on Friday. The charges aggravated misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison. Prosecutors dropped a felony charge of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in exchange for his plea.
Des Moines police officer pleads guilty to assault
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Des Moines officer pleads guilty
There must be a rash of this kind of thing going around: