Ex-Llano police chief sentenced to six months in jail

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LLANO, Texas (KXAN) — The former top cop of the Llano Police Department was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail for official oppression and tampering with a governmental record.

The Llano County District Attorney’s Office says Kevin Ratliff was found guilty on three misdemeanor charges last month. Ratliff won’t have to spend any time in jail since the judge probated his sentence for a year. 

“If he complies with the rules of probation, he will be off probation in one year and will not have to serve time in jail,” explains District Attorney Sonny McAfee. “If his probation were to be revoked, the sentence is 6 months in jail.”

Authorities say Ratliff omitted facts related to a May 2, 2017 arrest of a man for public intoxication. According to prosecutors, Ratliff “approved and presented” the offense report that had omissions and “misrepresented” the man’s arrest. 

Ratliff was also fined $1,000 on the tampering case. 

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