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California Man Arrested For Domestic Violence. Now, Cop That Arrested Him is Accused of Stealing Money From Him During That Arrest.

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Source: Mega

Jun. 9 2023, Published 12:15 p.m. ET

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A California police officer has been accused of stealing money from a man during an arrest in 2022, according to authorities.

On June 8, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced his office was charging San Fernando Police Officer Jeffrey King with one felony count each of second-degree robbery and extortion, and one misdemeanor count of petty theft.

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On June 21, 2022, King was working and responded to a call in San Fernando regarding a report of domestic violence. A suspect was arrested, officials said.

On June 23, 2022, the suspect was released from jail and he “reported that he was missing money that he had in his pocket during the arrest,” authorities said.

King allegedly “took cellphones and cash” from the suspect’s pockets during the arrest, officials said. King gave the cellphones to a supervisor, but he never turned over the cash into evidence, nor did he give the money back to the suspect.

The amount of money stolen from the domestic violence suspect was never disclosed by the District Attorney’s Office.

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King will be arraigned at a later date, officials said.

In a statement from Gascón, he said, "Law enforcement officers take an oath to uphold the law, not to break it. Maintaining integrity is a fundamental principle of law enforcement and stealing personal belongings during an arrest is a clear violation of that trust."


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