LOS ANGELES (AP) Two former police officers were convicted in federal court Wednesday of participating in a robbery ring that disguised home invasions as drug raids.
William Ferguson, 35, a former Los Angeles policeman, and his 33-year-old brother, Joseph, a former Long Beach officer, were convicted of charges including conspiracy to deprive people of their rights under color of law and conspiracy to possess marijuana and cocaine.
William Ferguson was found guilty of 13 charges and acquitted of five counts. His brother was convicted of three counts. Jurors deadlocked on 18 other counts.
Defense attorneys said they would appeal