Cop accused of stealing from dead motorcyclist


Category: Dailies

A State Trooper in Connecticut has been accused of stealing $3,000 in cash and jewelry from a man who died in a motorcycle accident. Aaron Huntsman, an 18-year veteran of the force, was arrested by fellow officers after a search turned up large amounts of cash and that jewelry in his patrol car following a complaint from the victim's family members. It seems the materials were never logged into evidence during the accident investigation.

The accident occurred in September when John Scalasee, 49, collided with a truck on a local parkway and died before the cops showed up. Huntsman was one of the responders tasked with investigating the accident. It's noted in reports that Huntsman isn't some rogue outsider, he earns $111,000 a year for his work as a trooper and is vice president of his local police union. He now faces two charges of third-degree larceny, tampering with evidence and interfering with an investigation. His arraignment is scheduled for December 10.

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