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Ex-police officer gets 6 months in jail in confrontation

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A suburban Detroit police sergeant has been ordered to serve six months in jail for his role in a confrontation with three men over the theft of a cellphone belonging to his daughter.

Former St. Clair Shores officer Michael Notoriano was sentenced Monday after being convicted last month of willful neglect of duty. Notoriano, originally accused of robbery, was cleared of all but one charge after his second trial.

A mistrial was declared last year.

The charges stemmed from July 2013, when authorities say Notoriano's 16-year-old daughter and a friend biked to a Detroit gas station.

They say a man threw the daughter down and robbed her. Notoriano and then-Detroit police Sgt. David Pomeroy traced the phone and confronted the men.

Pomeroy received probation for failing to uphold the law.

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