Fired MPD officer charged with failing to report homicide
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MILWAUKEE- A fired probationary Milwaukee police officer was charged with a felony Monday.
Danielle Scott finds herself caught up in the legal system -- accused of aiding a felon in a violent carjacking murder.
The former officer stands accused of helping four men in connection to the carjacking and deadly shooting of Russell Setum.
According to this criminal complaint, officer Scott did not help the department in the murder investigation -- instead her loyalty was with her child's father, Nicholas Smith.
Smith admits he and the accused gunman, Robert Cameron came to the officer's house that night. Smith said, "he told Danielle Scott, bro just killed a n*****,"
He went on to give the officer all the details and the suspects spent the night there.
After TODAY'S TMJ4 first reported the questionable officer and suspect relationship, the victim's mother wasn't pleased.
"It's a very fine line. Yeah I think a lot of questions need to be answered," said the victim's mother Leona Setum.
The complaint answers many of those questions.
It turns out Danielle Scott went to work the next day, but "...(She) Never told (anyone) That her boyfriend had used her car during an armed robbery attempt or that a suspected homicide suspect was currently asleep on her couch in her house."
The complaint alleges she lied saying "she was with Nick Smith" and "he never told her anything about a homicide" she later confessed saying "I knew from the get go, I wasn't honest with you"
Since Scott is no longer on the force, MPD had no comment about these charges. She's due back in court this week. If convicted she could face up to 3 years in prison.