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Former police chief receives star treatment after pleading guilty

by Craig Cheatham

KMOV.com

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 20 at 6:51 PM

(KMOV) -- Former Police Chief Michael Baxton of East St. Louis Police resigned after pleading guilty to stealing government property and lying about it to federal agents Thursday, and then received star treatment by one of the police departments he disgraced.

News 4 was there when Baxton left the federal court house in East St. Louis. As Baxton walked toward the street, a uniformed city police officer in a marked car came to his rescue, giving the convicted felon a ride to his vehicle.

Rudy Mcintosh, the officer who picked up Baxton, told News 4 that he has no regrets in escorting the former chief to his own car.

Baxton will be sentenced in April. He faces up to 15 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.


 

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