Former officer charged with harboring or aiding a felon
MILWAUKEE — 22-year-old Danielle Scott faces a felony charge of harboring or aiding a felon. This, in connection with the robbery and murder of Russell Setum in April 2012.
Scott was a Milwaukee Police officer at the time of the robbery and homicide. She had just been hired as an officer in March — and was still in her probationary period with the force. Two months later, Scott was fired.
Setum’s mother was also shot during the incident, but survived.
A criminal complaint says Nicholas Smith is the father of Scott’s child, and her boyfriend.
The criminal complaint says Smith told Scott about the crime.
The complaint says Robert Cameron showed up at Scott’s house the night of the homicide. The complaint says she was given indication Cameron knew something about the Setum robbery and murder — but she failed to act upon that information.
In the days after the crime, the complaint says someone using Scott’s personal identification number at the Milwaukee Police Department did multiple searches on the case. Those searches allegedly by Scott were not authorized.
When eventually questioned by her superiors about what she knew of the Setum case and the suspects involved, Scott stated, “I knew from the get go. I wasn’t honest with you.”
If convicted of the charge, Scott faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison plus $10,000 in fines.
Scott will make her initial court appearance on Friday, July 6th.