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SMYRNA POLICE SERGEANT ARRESTED

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006



(Wilmington, DE) Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced today that Smyrna
Police Sergeant Brian Moore was arrested yesterday on the charge of official misconduct. Moore
committed an act which constituted an unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that
the act was unauthorized. Sgt. Moore instructed an officer of the Clayton Police Department to
release a suspect, who was a personal friend of Moore’s, without charging the suspect, where
there was probable cause to make an arrest.
In a statement, Danberg said. “It is disappointing when any law enforcement officer fails to
live up to the confidence placed in them and violates the trust of the public. I am particularly proud
of Smyrna Chief Richard Baldwin for immediately initiating a full and proper investigation, and for
engaging this office in the proceeding. This matter is particularly egregious because a person was
treated differently based on who he knew as opposed to the facts surrounding his conduct. I was
raised to believe that justice is supposed to be blind.”
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SMYRNA POLICE SERGEANT ARRESTED

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006



(Wilmington, DE) Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced today that Smyrna
Police Sergeant Brian Moore was arrested yesterday on the charge of official misconduct. Moore
committed an act which constituted an unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that
the act was unauthorized. Sgt. Moore instructed an officer of the Clayton Police Department to
release a suspect, who was a personal friend of Moore’s, without charging the suspect, where
there was probable cause to make an arrest.
In a statement, Danberg said. “It is disappointing when any law enforcement officer fails to
live up to the confidence placed in them and violates the trust of the public. I am particularly proud
of Smyrna Chief Richard Baldwin for immediately initiating a full and proper investigation, and for
engaging this office in the proceeding. This matter is particularly egregious because a person was
treated differently based on who he knew as opposed to the facts surrounding his conduct. I was
raised to believe that justice is supposed to be blind.”
# # #

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