Former Davie Officer To Send Month In Jail For Extorting Ex-Girlfriend

A former Davie police officer will spend a month behind bars after attempting to extort a colleague... and ex-girlfriend. 

A jury handed down the 30-day sentence on Wednesday. 

James Krey, 37, was convicted last month of threatening Davie police Officer Brittany Assam in an attempt to force her to quit her job. She was 22 at the time.

Coral Springs police said Krey, who used to be in a relationship with Assam, wanted to get back together and began threatening her when she declined. 

"You are going to have to leave Broward County, sweetheart," a text message from Krey to Assam said, according to an arrest report. "Anywhere you go, I have people."

Assam testified about the 2014 incident during the trial. She said Krey threatened to send nude photos and sex videos of his former girlfriend to colleagues if she did not resign from the department. 

"Please do not send those pictures. Please delete those pictures of me from your phone. I no longer want you to have them," Assam said, reading a transcript of a text conversation that she had with Krey.

Then she read Krey's reply.

"Too late," his message said. "You did all this, not me."

Krey had faced up to 15 years in prison. 

Besides the light sentence, Krey was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and take anger management classes. 

He lost certification with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because he was convicted of a felony.

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