Cop gets 64-year sentence
An Atlanta police officer who robbed three area banks when he was off duty was sentenced Wednesday to 64 years in federal prison. Stanley Street, 46, of Jonesboro was given the lengthy prison term for hitting three Wachovia branches in the summer of 2004 for $137,000.
He entered the banks wearing a black ski mask and 9 mm handgun. Prosecutors said Street committed the armed robberies because he needed the money to pay employees of his private security company, "Atlanta's Finest."
Street was convicted at trial in U.S. District Court in Atlanta in July.
"It is a sad day when a police officer must be sent to prison, but Stanley Street brought dishonor to law enforcement and endangered and traumatized innocent people in his selfish and violent pursuit of money," U.S. Attorney David Nahmias said.
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