Former Camden Police Officer Sentenced To Prison For Civil Rights Violations

CAMDEN – Former Camden police officer Kevin Parry, 32, of Brooklawn was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for illegally searching homes, stealing money, planting evidence and lying in court, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Parry previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to conspiracy to deprive others of their civil rights.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Parry conspired with Antonio Figueroa, 36, of Camden; Jason Stetser, 34, of Waterford Township, and Dan Morris, 49, of Mount Laurel to deprive others of their due process rights and their right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Parry’s illegal conduct included unlawful searches of residences, false reports, theft of money, planting evidence and false testimony in state court proceedings.

Stetser and Morris previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deprive others of civil rights and now await sentencing. Figueroa was convicted following a three-and-a-half week trial before Kugler and was sentenced on Sept. 7 to 10 years in prison. Parry testified at Figueroa’s trial and his cooperation was a factor that the court considered at sentencing.

In addition to the prison term, Kugler sentenced Parry to two years of supervised release.

Fishman credited special agents of the FBI’s Resident Agency in Cherry Hill, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George C. Venizelos; investigators and prosecutors of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk; deputy attorneys general from the N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa; and the Camden Police Department, under the direction of Chief John S. Thomson, with the investigation leading to the sentence.

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