BREWTON, ALABAMA – A grand jury indictment on charges of misuse of a public position has led to the arrest of a former Brewton police officer, according to a story in the Brewton Standard.
Eddie Laffon Barton, III, 37, was arrested by agents of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center after an Escambia County grand jury handed down the indictments against him.
The indictment charges that Barton intentionally misused his public position for unlawful personal gain, and that he misused confidential law enforcement data by willfully accessing confidential private information about an individual that was unrelated to any official law enforcement duty, the story said.
If convicted, the story said, Barton faces a penalty of two to 20 years imprisonment for the ethics law violation, which is a class B felony, and up to five years imprisonment for the misuse of confidential law enforcement data, which is an unclassified felony.
Barton was released on $25,000 bond following his arrest.