Publication date: Wednesday, December 7, 2011Page number: 2
Edition: LateSection: Metro
Day:Byline: Jennifer Edwards Baker
Ex-cop gets a year's probation
He used a police computer to help a suspected dealer
Alvin Triggs can never be a cop again.The former Cincinnati police officer who resigned last month after admitting he illegally used a policecomputer to look up information for a suspected drug dealer was sentenced to serve one year probationTuesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.Judge Robert Winkler also ordered Triggs, 45, of Bond Hill to pay a $500 fine, surrender his law enforcementlicense and get another job.If he violates any part of the sentencing, he will be required to serve 180 days in jail.Triggs escaped time behind bars
he faced a maximum of six months
after losing his 13-year policecareer earlier this year when he was charged with several felonies.