About these ads

Charges Dropped For Former Jasper Police Captain | Public Corruption At State Attorney’s Office?

Charges Dropped For Former Jasper Police Captain


James Michael Cohen | Arrested

James Michael Cohen | Arrested

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Updated by Julie Montanaro
May 14, 2014

A former police captain accused of grand theft and misconduct is no longer facing charges.

The assistant state attorney just dropped all charges against former Jasper Police Captain James “Mikes” Cohen.

Cohen was arrested in December and accused of getting paid by Hamilton County and the City of Jasper at the same time

Court papers say he was seen umpiring softball games for the rec department while on duty.

Cohen’s attorney says several witnesses testified he did it with the chief’s knowledge and approval. He says Cohen was stunned by the arrest.

“You’re a longtime law enforcement officer. You’ve been held up by numerous publications for your good work with the youth, going above and beyond. You’ve had a distinguished military career and when these charges came down, it’s pretty devastating,” said Dave Collins, Cohen’s Attorney.

The assistant state attorney said in his notice that these charges “cannot be proven beyond and to the exclusion of a reasonable doubt.”


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 18, 2013, 2pm

Jasper, FL — 54-year-old James Michael Cohen, a former Jasper Police Captain, was arrested on Monday. He’s charged with one count of official misconduct, one count of grand theft, and one count of cheating.

Cohen resigned from the police department on November 15th this year.

According to police records, Cohen between, on or about, Oct. 10 and Nov. 12, 2013, unlawfully and with a corrupt intent to obtain benefit to himself, received unearned payment of funds from the city of Jasper for hours of unperformed police duties by falsifying official time report documents.

He also faces a charge of grand theft III for obtaining that payment of at least $300 but less than $5,000.

About these ads
, , ,

Subscribe

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 79 other followers

%d bloggers like this: