Former St. Louis cops indicted

Friday, October 9, 2009 | 1:57 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Two former St. Louis police officers face federal charges of stealing electronic equipment during an FBI sting in July.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 57-year-old Ronald Jackson and 25-year-old Christian Brezill appeared Friday in federal court. They were indicted Thursday on charges of theft of government property. Prosecutors allege they stole merchandise during a traffic arrest.

The indictment says the on-duty officers took a computer, television and other merchandise that they believed had been stolen by a person they arrested. They allegedly divided the loot among themselves and a person who tipped them off.

They will be arraigned Oct. 16. Brezill's attorney, Denise Watson, would not comment. It wasn't clear who Jackson's attorney is.

The officers didn't realize the person they arrested was cooperating with authorities.

The department says that last week, Brezill was fired and Jackson retired. Chief Dan Isom has said he wants to root out law-breakers among the ranks.


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