LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Three police officers and two other men have been indicted in federal court in Little Rock for conspiring to commit an armored car robbery. One of the civilians is also charged with robbing an armored car of $400,000 in 2007.
Little Rock police officer Jason Gilbert, UAMS police officer Sterling Platt and Veterans Affairs police officer Allen Clark are charged with conspiring with two others since 2005 to carry out a robbery.
Antonio Torel Person is charged with the officers and is also accused of carrying out the 2007 armored car robbery in North Little Rock. Also charged in the conspiracy is 41-year-old Mark Davis of Little Rock.
According to a Little Rock Police Department press release, this isn't Gilbert's first brush with the law. After being put on administrative leave in September for theft and forgery charges, police say Gilbert got a DWI in October.
In the release, LRPD Chief Stuart Thomas wrote, "It is disheartening and dissapointing whenever a member of this department is accused of violating the law and his oath of office."
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock says another two men have pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.
All five of the men who were indicted are due in court on January 18th for arraignments, according to the U.S. District Court Clerk.
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