Two D.C. police officers have been indicted on charges of taking cash while on the job in exchange for offering protection to a liquor store.
Fifty-year-old Malcolm Rhinehart and 31-year-old Abraham Evans are charged with illegal supplementation of pay and receipt of illegal gratuities. The charges carry prison terms ranging from 24 to 30 months.
According to prosecutors, the officers were paid $25 per night for providing protection around closing time at a liquor store in northwest Washington from 2006 to 2009.
A third officer involved in the scheme, Nathaniel Anderson, previously pleaded guilty to illegal supplementation of salary.