Veteran Cop Harry Leroy Kelley Sentenced For Selling Hollow-Point Bullets and Other Police Gun Gear

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Cop Harry Kelley was the man to see for illegal arms and ammunition, feds say.
A Kingwood man who was a veteran Liberty County police officer was sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally buying and selling police guns and ammunition, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Beaumont announced.

Harry Leroy Kelley, a 17-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, ran the gun range at CPD, where he had control over 100,000 rounds of .40-caliber hollow-point bullets, specifically manufactured for law-enforcement use, the USAO said. Kelley sold some of the stockpile to customers of his gun business, K Ventures, and even tossed in some rounds to those who bought new guns.

He also used police department letterhead to purchase Glocks and laser sights specialized for police and military use. The Glocks used nonlethal "simunition" that is used in training.

Kelley was found guilty by a jury in February of possession of stolen ammunition and two counts of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John A. Craft and Joseph R. Batte.


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10 comments
Badtastic
Badtastic

I wonder what made the hollowpoint rounds "special?"

Kuei
Kuei

It seems that The Houston Press is not open to criticism about their over-exaggerated story. ALOT of posts got deleted.

Texas Ranger
Texas Ranger

Kuei. You sad your butt buddy is getting a year?

Kuei
Kuei

Only one year in prison? 

PetCareRx Reviews
PetCareRx Reviews

I am glad the jury agreed that there could not be that much evidence and a crime not have been committed. There is justice. Let's hope this conviction derves as a deterent to any other peace officers who think they are above the law.

Jake_V
Jake_V

probably steel core...armor piercing rounds.  The ss109 is market LEO or Military use only (different caliber but super easy to find at gun shows, just like this bullet im sure).  The lead is replaced with steel, as a result the kinetic energy is usually sufficient to penetrate Kevlar vest.

NeoTechni
NeoTechni

Why? So you can get away with crimes like these?

NeoTechni
NeoTechni

What? A crime was committed. And the jury convicted him, he's getting a year in prison. If they didnt, that would tell peace officers they are above the law. You got everything backwards

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