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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 10/26/2010

D.C. officer charged with taking cash

By Washington Post editors

A veteran D.C. police officer has been charged with taking cash while on the job in exchange for offering protection to a liquor store.

Charging documents state that Officer Nathaniel Anderson pocketed $25 per night for providing protection around closing time at a liquor store in northwest Washington from 2006 to 2009.

Anderson is charged with illegal supplementation of salary and faces up to one year behind bars.

-- Information from The Washington Examiner

By Washington Post editors  | October 26, 2010; 10:11 AM ET
Categories:  DC  
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Comments

I wonder why the liquor store just didn't put him on salary?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | October 26, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

@ PublicEnemy1: If the liquor store had put him on salary would that change the fact that he was being paid to work a part-time job, during the hours that he was on regular duty? It would seem to me that he would still be double-dipping.

Posted by: jennjen | October 26, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Is your name and your career worth more than around $150 a week?

Viewed alternately, in the face of DC's enduring robbery problem, are normal police services so inadequate that a store owner is willing to pay around $7,500 a year (on top of DC's sick tax rates)?!

Is the store legally culpable for bribery? Or were they pressured into it?

Posted by: confounded | October 26, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

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