Thomas Braswell, the Shelby County Sheriffs officer charged earlier this month with bribery, is also being charged with violating an individuals civil rights and making false statements to a federal investigator.
Braswells bribery charge stemmed from his allegedly accepting $500 from a federal informant in return for personal information on police informants. The informant was posing a steroid and cocaine dealer. Braswell was arrested for that charge on March 6th. Now hes also in trouble for allegedly seizing a Rolex watch during a police search of a residence.
According to a federal indictment, Braswell was questioned about the watch discovered in his truck during a police search after his arrest on March 6th. Braswell said he received the watch from a white male named Jamie in exchange for $400 to $500 worth of nutritional supplements. The next day, he said his story was false and claimed to have found the watch (along with a condom) in an envelope in his mailbox at the Sheriffs office. The investigation is ongoing. -Bianca Phillips