ST. LOUIS (AP)—A St. Louis police sergeant who used to lead an association for Black officers was indicted Monday on allegations that he defrauded the organization of more than $80,000.
Darren Randal Wilson, 41, faces nine felony counts of wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Louis said.
Wilson shares a first and last name with the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in August 2014. They are not related. The former Ferguson officer, who was White, was cleared of wrongdoing and resigned in November 2014. The officer charged Monday is Black.
The indictment alleges that Darren Randal Wilson misappropriated money from the bank account of the Ethical Society of Police in 2013 and 2014.
Wilson has been suspended from the police department since last year, said Police Chief Sam Dotson, who added that the department began an investigation in January 2015 after the Ethical Society of Police raised concerns about financial irregularities.