Sunday, January 18, 2009

Former Officer Gregory White Jr Pleads Guilty to Putting Gun to Girlfriends Head


A former police officer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of hitting his girlfriend and putting a gun to her head.

Gregory White Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to corporal injury charges and will serve 60 days in jail and participate in domestic violence court. An assault with a firearm charge was dismissed against the 32-year-old.

White was arrested on Wednesday following the Jan. 4 incident. Authorities say his live-in girlfriend needed medical attention but wasn't admitted to a hospital.

Prosecutors say White no longer works for the San Bernardino Police Department.


Information from: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin,
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Former Sheriff Mike Burgess Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Inmates


A Major County jury on Saturday convicted former Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess on multiple counts of sexually abusing inmates and defendants in a county drug court program.

The jury convicted Burgess on 13 felony counts, including five counts of second-degree rape, and recommended he serve 94 years in prison.

The 56-year-old former lawman initially was charged with 36 felony counts, but the jury acquitted him on 23.

"I didn't think he was guilty of anything," said Burgess' attorney, Steve Huddleston. He said he expects Burgess will appeal the convictions.

Huddleston maintained the accusers were either lying or that the sex between Burgess and the women was consensual. Under state law, an inmate cannot legally consent to sexual relations with a jailer or anyone else who controls the conditions of the prisoner's confinement.