A Sanford, Florida police officer was arrested on August 11th for unlawful compensation for official behavior according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Officer Chris McClendon is accused of using his position as a police officer to aid a Sanford car sale company in repossessing cars. In return for this “help”, the officer’s personal auto loan was forgiven. Officer McClendon is accused of receiving $8000.00 worth of unlawful compensation.
Under Florida law, unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior is a second degree felony and is punishable for up to 15 years in prison.