Ex-Shawnee County deputy sentenced to jail, probation
September 7, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Shawnee County Sheriff's detective will spend four days in jail and be on two years' probation for interfering with law enforcement.
Erin Thompson, who was a sheriff's deputy for more than 15 years, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday on two counts of misdemeanor interference with law enforcement. She also was ordered to pay $5,000.
Prosecutors say Thompson lied in 2014 about two interviews she conducted, claiming she talked to or tried to talk to people involved in cases she was investigating. At a preliminary hearing in January, witnesses testified th...