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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

[TN] Officer Fetter's abused wife planted with cocaine

December 2005
Memphis Police officers James Fetter and Adam Gagnier are charged with violating the civil rights of Fetter's estranged wife and her employer by planting a large amount of cocaine on them after an unwarranted traffic stop. Gagnier told federal prosecutors that when he made the stop, Fetter was nearby instructing him via cell phone on what to do. Fetter used the arrest to try to get custody of the couple's two children, according to the charges. Officer Fetter's wife testified she filed for divorce after Fetter held a gun to his head, then turned it on her, threatening to kill her. When she ran up the stairs of their home to a bedroom, she told investigators, he fired a shot through the ceiling into the bedroom where she and the children were.
Taken from: 2 cops accused of theft, fraud; commercialappeal.com, Chris Conley, 12/06/2005

2 comments:

  1. Former Memphis police officer sentenced in federal court
    WMCTV
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    A former Memphis police officer was sentenced 46 months in prison Tuesday.

    In May, James Fetter pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiring to deprive individuals of their civil rights, and one count willfully making an unreasonable seizure of property from an individual.

    As part of his plea, Fetter admitted that he and his partner, former Memphis police officer Adam Gagnier, agreed to steal money from people they stopped for traffic violations. Fetter admitted to stealing $3,000 from the subject of a 2004 traffic stop, and also admitted to conspiring with Gagnier to have his wife and another person falsely arrested.

    Gagnier was sentenced to 71 months in jail in July. Jennifer Vickery, a former Memphis police officer who had also been partnered with Gagnier, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison in May.

    Fetter was also ordered to pay nearly $17,000 in restitution as part of his sentence.

    http://www.wmctv.com/global/story.asp?s=5493040

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  2. Former officer sentenced to 46 months
    WTVF, TN - Oct 4, 2006

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. A federal judge in Memphis has sentenced a former city police officer to nearly four years in prison on his guilty pleas. James Fetter was accused of stealing money from motorists and conspiring to have his wife falsely arrested.

    The court yesterday handed down a sentence of 46 months, nearly 17-thousand dollars in restitution and three years of supervised release.

    Prosecutors say Fetter conspired with his partner Adam Gagnier (GAHN'-yay) to deprive people of their civil rights by stopping their vehicles for no just cause and stealing money from them. The specific case involved a traffic stop of LaQuan Neil and Latoya Greer from whom the Justice Department says Fetter and Gagnier stole three-thousand dollars.

    Part of Fetter's sentence involved the false arrest and imprisonment of his wife, Leah Fetter, and Herbert Adcock in 2004.

    On July 13tn, Gagnier was sentenced to 71 months in prison. Another former Memphis police officer who was a partner of Gagnier's -- Jennifer Vickery -- was given a year and a day when she was sentenced on May 31st.

    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=5496396

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