Judge throws out indictment against former Kansas policeman

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out the indictment against a former Bel Aire police officer accused of making a false statement during a federal investigation.

The move Wednesday is at the request of prosecutors and comes just days before Robert S. McCaslin was to go to trial.

Former Bel Aire Chief John Daily faces sentencing Friday for his role in the scheme to buy and sell discounted firearms by falsely claiming they would be used for law enforcement purposes. He has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge.

Another Bel Aire police officer, Ricky L. Swanson, is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing on Sept. 8.

Bel Aire is a small suburban community just north of Wichita.

 

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