Michael Collins Quits Edwardsville Police After Charges of Unauthorized Amateur Photography
|Michael R. Collins, former Edwardsville Police Officer.|
And yes, he will retain his police pension even if convicted.
According to Edwardsville city attorney Jeff Berkbigler,
"The only way he would lose his pension is if he was convicted of a felony committed in relation to his duties as a police officer."Collins was off-duty when he visited the Image Sun Tanning Center in Glen Carbon, Illinois, and allegedly held his cell phone over a dividing wall to photograph a young woman on the other side who was about to tan. He has been charged with three counts of unauthorized video recording, a class four misdemeanor.