There are a surprising number of former cops who have gone to prison. Their offenses range from fraud and theft, all the way to murder. Some are patrol cops, but there are also sergeants, police chiefs, and even the former top cop in New York City. All these cops who went to jail were brought down by their own greed, aggressiveness, poor judgment, and the belief that they'd get away with it.
But none of them did. From the DEA agent who was running his own drug ring all the way down to the local cop who pulled a woman over and demanded she let him lick her feet, all of these bad cops eventually got busted, but not before they spent taxpayer money enriching themselves and committing awful crimes.Here are some of the most prominent ex-cops who are either currently in prison, or recently spent hard time in the slammer.
Jason Van Dyke
Michael Slager, a former cop from the North Charleston Police Department, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of Walter Scott in December 2017. Slager shot Scott, an unarmed black man, as he ran away from him on April 4, 2015.