ST. LOUIS – United States District Courtroom Choose Sarah E. Pitlyk sentenced former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Brad Stephens to 1 12 months and sooner or later in federal jail for 3 counts of Mail Fraud by acquiring taxpayer moneys from the Tower Grove South Involved Citizen Particular Enterprise District (“Tower Grove South”) by the use of materials false representations. Stephens pleaded responsible on December 6, 2021.
Based on court docket paperwork, Stephens was employed as a police officer by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division (“SLMPD”) in St. Louis, Missouri, and had been employed by the SLMPD since October 6, 2014.
Tower Grove South was established to supply particular police and/or safety for the safety and delight of the property house owners and the general public inside the district. The administration and operations of the enterprise district are taxpayer funded. Metropolis Huge Safety (“CWS”) is a non-public firm that contracts with companies and organizations to supply non-public safety patrols. CWS contracted to supply safety patrols within the Tower Grove South Neighborhood starting throughout 2010.
Stephens was employed by CWS starting in roughly 2015 to work throughout a few of his off-duty hours to patrol the Tower Grove South Neighborhood. Stephens falsely represented to CWS 169 day and night time patrol shifts he agreed to work as a part of the CWS safety patrol within the Tower Grove South Neighborhood when, in actual fact, Stephens didn’t truly work these assigned shifts. Throughout 2018, Stephens falsely represented that he labored 93 days, and through 2019, Stephens falsely represented that he labored 76 days. CWS was paid roughly $50,000 by the Tower Grove South group primarily based upon Stephens’ false representations, all taxpayer funds.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division.