A former Kansas City, Kan., police officer was arrested Thursday on a federal indictment alleging he threatened retaliation against the police chief and others.
According to the indictment, John D. Hudson targeted Chief Rick Armstrong and at least one other officer for giving information to the FBI that related to an internal corruption investigation.
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Three other former Kansas City, Kan., officers eventually pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison for stealing from homes where they had served warrants.
The indictment alleges Hudson told someone that the officers who provided information about the case were “black rats” who would be “eliminated” and that he would “start taking them out one by one.”