(Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the amount of time Manos had been sentenced to. He has been sentenced to 33 months in prison. Changes are reflected in the headline)
A federal court judge today sentenced to 33 months in prison for embezzling donated money from the account established for the city's four fallen officers.
. Authorities said he embezzled more than $100,000 from the account established for the families of the Lakewood police officerswho were killed in a coffee shop three years ago at the hands of Maurice Clemmons. The four officers killed were Sgt. Mark Renninger and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards.
Following today's sentencing, the Lakewood Police Department released this statement:
We respect the system in which we work and accept the sentence imposed by the judge. We know there isn’t a sentence long enough to undo the damage Skeeter has done to the public trust and the image of the Lakewood Police Department. That repair can only be accomplished through hard work and perseverance and with the continued support of the public. As we once again attempt to move forward, we will continue to honor the memories of Mark, Tina, Ronnie, and Greg by serving the citizens of Lakewood with honor, dedication, and the utmost integrity.
The men and women of the Lakewood Police Department would like to thank all who have supported us.
Patch will have more on this story as information becomes available.