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U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Employee Sentenced For Resisting Arrest by the Academy Chief of Police

On August 8, Dan Kyle Tibbs, a motor vehicle operator at the USMMA in King's Point, NY was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Islip, NY to four months imprisonment for obstructing with physical contact while resisting arrest by the USMMA's Chief of Police. Our investigation found that, on December 3, 2004, Tibbs obstructed an Academy roadway, failed to heed police instructions, and fought with officers attempting his arrest. Subsequently, the Police Chief has been absent from duty for over a year stemming from injuries associated with this incident. Tibbs pled guilty to the felony charge in February, and is currently on administrative leave. The investigation was conducted jointly with the USMMA Police Department.