Wednesday, May 16, 2012
LITTLE ROCK Another officer involved in Operation Delta Blues was sentenced on Wednesday afternoon.
Herman Eaton, one of the officers who escorted a confidential informant he though was a drug trafficker across Helena-West Helena to the Arkansas-Mississippi bridge, in exchange for $500 cash, was sentenced to 16 months in Federal court after pleading guilty to two of the nine charges brought against him.
Eaton plead guilty to money laundering and extortion in February.
Eaton was remorseful when speaking to Judge J. Leon Holmes, asking only to be placed in the Federal prison in Millington, Tenn. so he could be close to his family.
Along with his prison sentence, Eaton was also sentenced to two years supervised release and cannot volunteer for or be employed by any form of law enforcement agency.
Read more about this story in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.