Additional Police Officer Indicted on Federal Bribery Charge
St. Louis, MO – Police Officer Mark Taylor of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has been added as a defendant in the criminal case against former officers Marlon Caldwell and Cauncenet Brown. Caldwell, Taylor, and Brown are all charged in connection with a scheme to disclose un-redacted accident reports to Dr. Mitchell Davis, a local chiropractor who has pleaded guilty to making false statements and criminal conspiracy.
On January 3, 2018, a Federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment against Caldwell, Brown, and Taylor. All three defendants are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371. Caldwell and Taylor are also charged with one count of bribery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 666. Conspiracy carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Bribery carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.
As is always the case, the charges in an indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorneys Dorothy McMurtry and Reginald Harris are handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.