Dale L. Tompkins, a 41-year-old former Sheriff’s Department deputy of Tuscola County, was sentenced to 185 days in jail for having sex with a female prisoner on the hood of his police cruiser. He accepted the prisoner’s offer to have sex with her in exchange for letting her go, which are felonies of accepting a bribe and voluntarily letting a prisoner escape punishable with up to 15 years in prison, so getting away with just 6 months behind bars was a pretty good deal for Tompkins.
The event occurred when the woman was arrested in Genessee County on account of a probation violation in Tuscola County, and was handed over to Tompkins to be transported to a jail in Caro. Thanks to the bribe loving cop, she never made it there.
During the ride, the woman offered Tompkins to have sex with him if he lets her escape, and he agreed, receiving oral sex and having intercourse with her on the hood of the car. Tompkins kept his part of the deal and let the woman run away.
While his sentence seems pretty short for a crime of this sort, it’s comforting to know that after being a convicted felon Tompkins won’t be able to work as a police officer in Michigan ever again.