Officer Pleads Guilty To Tipping Off Drug Dealers

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A former Watertown police officer pleaded guilty last week in federal court to tipping off a suspected drug dealer to a federal investigation and providing him sensitive information, including the home addresses of two fellow officers.

Roberto Velasquez-Johnson, 45, could face up to five years in prison for one count of conspiring to obstruct a federal investigation and one count of making a false statement, prosecutors said.