01/18/2001

Officer spared prison for
Boy Scout theft
[Stillwater, MN]

PoliceOne Staff Report
(STILLWATER, Minn.) -- A former police sergeant has been spared a jail term for embezzling more than $2,000 from a Boy Scout group he supervised.

Davin R. Miller entered a plea Wednesday that acknowledged he was likely to be convicted but did not admit the crime. He paid $6,428.71 in restitution ordered by the judge, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reported.

Miller, a member of the Stillwater Police Department for nine years, was the leader of Police Explorer Post 521 from 1992 to 1997. He resigned from the department last year and agreed Wednesday not to reapply for his Peace Officer Standards and Training license.

Police Chief Larry Dauffenbach told the newspaper he would have preferred to see Miller admit his guilt and "say that he did something wrong." Miller's lawyer blamed the misappropriations on the department's failure to train him and supervise him.

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