MILWAUKEE - A former Mukwonago police officer convicted of robbing a bank while he was still on the force has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison.
44-year-old Alvin J. Brook robbed a bank in 2010 while brandishing his police-issued handgun, and made off with $54,000.
The robbery went unsolved until last year when authorities, acting on a tip, were able to match a crime-scene fingerprint to him.
Brook apologized in court to the traumatized bank tellers, as well as to his family and former colleagues. He said grief over his divorce drove him to abuse pain killers, which led him to commit the crime.
But U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman said few bank robbers who have drug issues have the income Brooks had as a police officer.
|Story By: The Associated Press