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Ex-Cops Who Ended Up in Prison 

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Updated July 15, 2020 142.9k views 19 items

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 caught.

Here are some of the most prominent ex-cops who are either currently in prison, or recently spent time.

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Bernard Kerik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Ex-Cops Who Ended Up in Prison
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New York City's police commissioner during 9/11, Bernard Kerik later served time in federal prison for tax evasion and fraud.

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Theodore Dyer
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Former Muskegon County Airport police officer Theodore Dyer was sent to prison in 2013 for raping an 9-year-old girl. Less than a year later, he was murdered by his cellmate - allegedly for bragging about the crime.

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Former suburban Chicago police sergeant Drew Peterson is serving a 60-year prison term for murdering his third wife.
Jose Tejada
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Seventeen-year NYPD vet Jose Tejada was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2015 for running a crew of thieves that also robbed and assaulted drug dealers.