[In the player above, watch previous FOX 8 News coverage of indictments on public corruption and civil rights violations against several East Cleveland police officers.]
Willie Sims, 32, of Cleveland, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $10,931 in restitution to his victims, as well as the maximum possible fine of $40,000, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities alleged Sims and another ex-East Cleveland officer, Alfonzo Cole, stole more than $14,000 in cash and two firearms from six victims between July 2020 and July 2021.
Cole was sentenced earlier this week to 2 1/2 years in prison, the FOX 8 I-Team reported.
“The victims are robbed by police officers, that is a shocking event,” Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Tim McGinty said during Cole’s sentencing on Monday, Sept. 11.
Neither have worked for the department since July 2021, officials previously said.