Police Officer Convicted For Helping Suspect Escape

CLEVELAND (AP) - An East Cleveland police officer has been convicted for enabling a family friend to escape from police custody.

Shawna Glaspy was convicted yesterday on charges of unauthorized use of a computer, tampering with records and obstructing justice. She could receive up to six years in prison.

Glaspy ran Brian Allen's background check with a false name and gave him a handcuff key on March 26th of last year.

When Allen -- who was being booked on a burglary charge -- took off, Glaspy said over the police radio that he had overpowered her and escaped.

When Allen found out, he turned himself in and told authorities what Glaspy had done.

Allen is serving a four-year prison term in a deal in which he pleaded to several pending charges.