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Ex-Wichita cop who outed undercover officer is sentenced for not reporting gambling

Former Wichita police Officer Bruce Mackey pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge related to an illegal gambling ring in Wichita.
Former Wichita police Officer Bruce Mackey pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge related to an illegal gambling ring in Wichita.

A former Wichita police officer was sentenced Friday to a year of supervised probation for not reporting illegal poker games, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Bruce Mackey pleaded guilty to one felony count of misprision of a felony, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in statement.

“Mackey admitted that while he was a police officer he knew and did not report individuals who were conducting a gambling business,” the office said in a statement.

During an illegal poker game in 2014, the statement said, “Mackey confirmed for organizers of the game that one of the gamblers was a Wichita police officer,” after the organizers tried to identify the man.

The officer gambling was working undercover.

In October, Mackey, 46, of Goddard, was indicted on federal charges connected to the gambling. At the time, Mackey still worked for the Wichita Police Department. The day the indictment was made public — Jan. 18 — Mackey resigned, Police Chief Gordan Ramsay said then.

(FILE VIDEO -- 2018) Two Wichita police officers, one former Highway Patrol trooper and three others have been indicted so far in the federal investigation over illegal gambling in Wichita. (Feb. 12, 2018/Music by Getty Music)

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