FREDRICKSBURG, Va. — A police dispatcher who shared sensitive investigation information with suspects was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday.
An informant told investigators in July 2019 that Karen Stephenson, a Fredricksburg police dispatcher, was sharing information about ongoing drug investigations with suspects, the Free Lance-Star reported.
Police confirmed Stephenson’s role by conducting a sting operation involving the informant. They also recovered evidence from her home near the police station.
Former co-workers worried their safety could have been compromised.
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