Shawn Denning

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Service Record

New York City New York Police Department

Dates of Service January 2005 - July 2006.[1]
Last Known Status Separated

Manor Borough Pennsylvania Police Department

Dates of Service August 2006 - May 2008.[1]
Last Known Status Separated

Greensburg Pennsylvania Police Department

Rank Officer (2008)[2], Sergeant (2017)[3], Lieutenant (2018)[3], Captain (2020)[4], Chief (2022)[5]
Dates of Service May 27, 2008[2] - January 25, 2023.[1]
Salary $117,548 (2021)[6]
Last Known Status Resigned[1]

Incident Reports

2021-2022 Narcotics Distribution Arrest

Between June 2021 and October 2022, Denning arranged for cocaine and methamphetamine purchases in California and Arizona to be shipped to someone who was actually a DEA informant.[7][8]

Response Timeline

On January 25, 2023, Denning was arrested and charged with six counts of violating federal narcotics laws. Denning faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine if convicted.[7]

On January 25, 2023, Denning resigned.[1]

On April 16, 2024, Denning pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Denning admitted to conspiring with Officer Regina McAtee. Denning faces 5-40 years in prison.[9]

Evidence Theft

After Denning's arrest in January 2023, an audit of the police evidence storage areas was performed. A backpack that contained "illegal steroids and suspected psilocybin mushrooms missing" was missing. Denning was the investigator on the case and had access to the evidence areas.[10]

Response Timeline

Denning was charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and tampering with public records or information.[10]

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