Indy Cop Sentenced To 8-Years For Robbery & Official Misconduct

By Emma Koch

Indy Cop Sentenced To 8-Years For Robbery & Official Misconduct

February 22, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013 at 5:53 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- An police officer received an 8-year sentence Friday morning on the charge of robbery and official misconduct.

Authorities say officer David Butler will serve three years in prison and a year of home detention. Four of the eight-year sentence were suspended.

A jury determined that Butler targeted Hispanic men for traffic stops and then robbed them. In one reported incident in 2011, Emiliano Vasquez said Butler took his wallet and made him stand by the officer's car during a traffic stop at a gas station.

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