Warren Police Officer Arrested

Arkansas State Police say a Warren police officer has been arrested for allegedly extorting money from a local resident.

State police spokesman Bill Sadler says 48-year-old Mark Danzy was taken into custody on Monday. Sadler says state CID agents arrested Danzy after investigating claims that he extorted cash from a citizen in exchange for dismissing a traffic ticket.

Danzy is charged with abuse of public trust. He's being held at the Drew County jail awaiting his first court appearance.