A police officer was exposed of stealing 12 thousand dollars from a dead drug addict and was caught red-handed when he tried to return the money
The 46-year-old Normal Police officer from Illinois committed an abnormal conduct. Having arrived at the scene, Brian Williams saw “badly lying” money in the house of a man who died from an overdose and appropriated them to himself.
It is reported that a call to the police about an overdose came on November 25th. Two days later, a relative of the deceased reported the loss of a large amount of money from the house. After that, Williams realized that the tracks lead to him, so he anonymously phoned a relative and said that he would return the money if he refused to investigate the theft.
On November 28th, an unknown person called a relative and said, that he "knew of the location of the stolen money but that the relative needed to drop the investigation and quit speaking to the police in order to have the money returned," prosecutors said.
On the same day, a relative reported a call to the NPD, and they jointly organized a meeting with a “repentant” thief at a gas station nearby. The observation at the gas station found that Brian Williams had left the money in a telephone box, after which he called a relative and reported the location of the money.
Williams was arrested at the scene. Currently, the suspect is on unpaid administrative leave while the state police and NPD are investigating.
"The Normal Police Department holds the public’s trust in the highest regard and will work diligently to complete a thorough and effective investigation," Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner said in a statement Sunday. "The department urges everyone to not rush to judgment and to allow time for the process to run its course and come to a factual conclusion before making any judgements.”
According to official information, the annual salary of Brian Williams was almost 90 thousand dollars. Last Sunday, Williams was taken into custody with a bail of 30 thousand dollars. The next court hearing is scheduled for December 20th.