Cleveland police officer pleads not guilty

Cleveland police officer pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A Cleveland police officer pleads not guilty to obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence at her arraignment Monday. Thompson remains out on a $5,000 bond.

The arrest is in connection with an incident occurring while Valarie Thompson was off-duty and working a second job.

Thompson was hired in 1994 and was most recently assigned to the property unit. She has been suspended from duty, without pay, pending outcome of the criminal matter.

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