Former Wetumpka cop arrested

Source: Elmore Co. Sheriff's Office
Source: Elmore Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A former Wetumpka police officer has found himself on the other side of the law.

Attorney General Troy King says Otis Williams, 48, is charged with obtaining criminal offender records under false pretenses. Williams, a Wetumpka native, surrendered at the Elmore County Sheriff's Office Friday after a grand jury indictment was handed down against him.

Williams allegedly accessed the records through the Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS).

"The LETS system is an invaluable tool for law enforcement, and the information the system contain is protected by law," said King. "Access to this data is privileged and confidential, and it is a crime to use LETS for any purpose other than a legitimate law enforcement or criminal justice purpose. It is essential that we maintain the honor and integrity of this vital data to protect the citizens of Alabama."

The AG's office showed evidence to the grand jury that led to the one-count indictment. If found guilty on the felony charge against him, Williams could spend up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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