GOWANDA, N.Y. – A New York police officer who pleaded guilty to official misconduct for taking three pizzas as payment for covering up a woman's traffic ticket now admits he faked his own shooting.
Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita says Jason Miller, a former part-time officer in the western New York village of Gowanda (goh-WAHN'-duh), confessed that he hung his bulletproof vest on a tree and shot it two years ago.
The admission was part of last month's plea deal in the pizza case. Miller admitted he arrested a driver for a suspended license in June 2009 and accepted the pizzas to drop the ticket.
Miller's attorney, Daniel Henry, declined to comment Tuesday.
Miller faces up to a year in jail. He resigned in September.