JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – A Jackson police officer has been arrested and now faces charges of accepting a bribe, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood.
Richard McGahee, 43, of Clinton has been indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury for allegedly accepting a bribe in exchange for granting a field release for a suspect.
McGahee was arrested last night on the charge by investigators of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division with
assistance from the Jackson Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office.
McGahee presently serves as a Sergeant with the Jackson Police Department.
The Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division has been working with the FBI on this case.
McGahee was arraigned in Hinds County Circuit Court Wednesday morning in front of Judge Jeff Weill, who set bond at $15,000 and trial for February 11, 2013.
If convicted, McGahee faces up to 10 years behind bars.