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MS highway patrol officer suspended for extortion

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A state highway patrol officer has been suspended for extortion.

Patrol sergeant Johnny Delaney was suspended without pay Friday after the Mississippi Supreme Court reinstated an extortion charge accusing him of taking money to dismiss tickets.

Ed Blackmon, Jr. is representing Delaney and he said the ruling is about procedure rather than evidence.

A high court unanimously ruled the Holmes County Circuit Court judge that threw out the indictment against the MHP officer was wrong.

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