A Douglas County judge sentenced Rogelio Javier Gutierrez on
Tuesday, calling the crimes a "predatory pattern" that was
The 34-year-old Humboldt man pleaded guilty this summer. He was
sentenced for official misconduct and intimidation for his work
while he was a police officer in Arcola. He was also ordered to
repay about $3,900 he admitted taking from drivers.
Prosecutors say he'd order drivers to pay him for traffic
violations. He told them they'd risk arrest, having their car
impounded or having their names added to a list of motorists without
Arcola is about 30 miles south of Champaign.
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