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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Former St. Louis Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Accept Bribes

St. Louis, MO – Cauncenet Brown, 42, of Perris, CA, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to accept bribes in connection with a scheme to obtain un-redacted accident reports for use in Dr. Mitchell Davis’ Chiropractic Clinic.

According to court documents, former Police Officer Cauncenet Brown received payments from Galina Davis, the wife of Dr. Mitchell Davis – a St. Louis chiropractor, for providing accident reports and information. Brown was a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) police officer from about 2003 to November 2011 and again from 2013 until she left the SLMPD for the last time in 2015. While at the SLMPD, Brown knew and worked with Police Officer Marlon Caldwell and Police Officer Terri Owens. For a time, Caldwell provided the accident reports or information to Galina Davis; later both Caldwell and Brown provided the reports and information. Before Brown left the SLMPD in 2011, she told Owens that she could make some money by providing information contained in the un-redacted accident reports to Galina Davis.  Brown told Owens that she should contact Galina Davis, if she was willing to provide the information to Galina Davis.  When Brown returned to the department in 2013, she again received payments from Galina Davis in return for disclosing un-redacted accident reports or information from those reports.

Marlon Caldwell and Mark Taylor are awaiting trial on conspiracy and bribery charges.

Co-conspirators Terri Owens, Dr. Mitchell Davis, and Galina Davis have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

Brown faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000 or both.  In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States 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.

Public Corruption
Updated July 19, 2018