A former New York City police officer has pleaded guilty to attempted burglary and conspiracy in a plan to steal $900,000 in cash.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the guilty plea of 43-year-old former officer Shawn Jenkins on Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Jenkins planned to break into an apartment in upper Manhattan to steal $900,000 that he believed to be hidden beneath the floorboards of a closet. The money was supposedly hidden by a reported drug dealer.
Prosecutors say Jenkins planned to steal the money after immobilizing the tenant with a Taser gun and securing him with handcuffs.
The plan was thwarted by the Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau and members of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force.
Jenkins was arrested on May 13, 2009 and suspended from the department.