Former Dallas Cop, 2 Current Officers Convicted on Gambling-related Charges

A former Dallas police officer and two officers still with the department were convicted of gambling-related charges this month, court records show.The three men are among four officers accused of taking part in illegal gambling operations between February 2015 and June 2018 in southeast Oak Cliff. Former officer Edrick Smith and Senior Cpls. Rogers Williams and Edward Van Meter each took plea agreements in their cases, which are unrelated to the police chief's vice-unit shakeup.Smith, 34, was charged with gambling promotion, bribery and misuse of official information when he was arrested in December 2017. He was convicted on a lesser misdemeanor charge of attempted gambling promotion as part of a plea agreement, Dallas County court records show.  Continue reading...

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