Former officer sentenced after being found guilty of civil rights violations and stealing drugs

A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Wednesday after being found guilty of stealing narcotics through unconstitutional searches and seizures.

Court documents from the U.S. District Court state that Ty Raymond Jindra, 29, was sentenced to just over three years in prison.

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Jindra was convicted of three counts of acquiring a controlled substance by deception and two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law.

Prosecutors said Jinda used his position as a police officer to obtain methamphetamine, oxycodone, fentanyl, tramadol and other drugs from September 2017 to October 2019.

The attorney’s office said Jindra failed to report the substances he confiscated and kept them for his own purposes. He would also find ways to search vehicles without his partner knowing and occasionally conducted searches beyond the scope warranted.

He was released as part of an agreement to voluntarily surrender to authorities by noon on July 28, 2022.