” A former Jasper police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he extorted money from an unnamed drug dealer in exchange for information regarding police investigations into illegal drug activity in the city.
Leverne Dewaun Hill Jr. pleaded guilty March 23 to charges of extortion and bribery, according to a plea agreement given to the Eagle by the U.S. Attorney’s Office this week.
Hill was indicted in January in federal court in Birmingham on charges of extortion and bribery.
According to the indictment, in April 2015 Hill “proposed that Individual A pay Hill $25,000 for information related to the Jasper Police Department’s investigation affecting Individual A’s drug business, so that Individual A would not be arrested or prosecuted.”
Hill was reportedly paid $10,000 in four installments over the course of several months. The first two payments were made in cash, the indictment says, while Hill was in uniform and driving a patrol vehicle.
Two other payments were made via wire transfers from Individual A’s bank account to Hill’s bank account.
Bank records confirmed the wire transfers.
The indictment also said Hill “fronted money to drug dealers for drug transactions involving crack cocaine and heroin, and received the profit from those transactions.”
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Now there is an everyday hero for you
One day he is walking down the street
A hero in blue
The next day he is wearing an orange jump suit
But the day before he gets busted
If you make him “Fear for his life”
You know, by lunging, walking with a purpose, suddenly reaching
He can execute you
And most likely be exonerated
Just remember the next time you see a cop with his shiny badge
He probably has more in common with the criminal than you