Former Flint police officers plead guilty to theft conspiracy targeting Flint PD

Posted at 4:48 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 16:48:27-04

Two former police officers of the Flint Police Department pleaded guilty to theft conspiracy from an organization receiving federal funds.

According to documents filed with the court, Richard Besson, 53, of Davison, served as an FPD officer from 1989 to 2011 and Jason Groulx, 44, of Flint, served as an officer from 1998 to 2018.

The Department of Justice says that from June 2011 to June 2013, Besson and Groulx conspired together and with others to steal traffic crash reports from the FPD in exchange for cash payments. Many of the stolen reports were marked "unapproved" and were not publicly available.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 31. Besson and Groulx face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.