Huntsville police officer pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge

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Lewis Hall, a Huntsville police officer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville police officer has pleaded guilty to a federal count of conspiracy.  Officer Lewis Hall appeared in Birmingham federal court on Tuesday.

As part of the plea agreement, Hall will surrender his law enforcement license.  He must also not seek a job in law enforcement in the future.

He will be sentenced at a future date.  Hall faces up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

Hall was charged with conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice and making a false statement.  He was indicted in December and initially pleaded not guilty.

According to court documents, prosecutors say Hall tried to pay another officer to make a person’s drug charges go away, and accepted cash as payment to make this deal happen.

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