Friday, October 02, 2009

Sgt. Jason McGinness Indicted for Stealing at Traffic Stop

A Clay County grand jury has indicted a former Claycomo police sergeant, alleging he stole more than $500 from a Spanish-speaking worker during a vehicle stop last July.

The jury indicted Jason McGinness on Sept. 22, police said Thursday. A language barrier delayed the investigation, according to Police Chief Matt Coonce.

The victim lives in Laredo, Texas, and travels throughout the country constructing grain elevators. Police also interviewed people who were traveling with him at the time.

McGinness was fired after an initial investigation found he had violated the workers’ civil rights, Coonce said.

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