Ex-East Cleveland police sergeant sentenced to prison time

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Torris Moore (Photo Credit: Cleveland Office of the FBI)

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– A former East Cleveland police sergeant accused of keeping money from drug dealers learned her fate.

Torris Moore, of South Euclid, was sentenced to nine years in prison. Late last year, she pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy against rights, making false statements to law enforcement, and Hobbs Act conspiracy, as well as two counts of theft concerning programs receiving federal funds.

“This police supervisor betrayed her badge and her community,” said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. “She profited from the drug trade that has devastated the city she swore to protect. She has earned every day of this prison sentence through her criminal behavior.”

Moore’s codependents, officers Antonio Malone and Eric Jones, pleaded guilty to similar charges and will be sentenced next week.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the group conducted unlawful searches and seizures in East Cleveland and Cleveland. In one case, Moore, Malone and Jones used false information to seize $20,000 from a house on Sheldon Avenue then went to a park to divide the money.