In a stunning turn of events, a San Fernando police officer finds himself at the center of a scandal as charges of robbery are brought against him for his alleged actions during an arrest.
Jeffrey King, the officer in question, now faces serious legal consequences, including felony counts of second-degree robbery and extortion, along with a misdemeanor charge of petty theft, according to the District Attorney’s office.
The incident unfolded on a fateful day, June 21, 2022, when Officer King responded to a distress call reporting a potential domestic violence situation in San Fernando. A suspect was apprehended and subsequently taken into custody, but what transpired next would send shockwaves through the community.
Following his release from jail two days later, the man made a startling revelation: money he had in his pocket was missing. This revelation prompted an investigation into the conduct of Officer King, leading to the troubling discovery of alleged misconduct.
According to officials from the District Attorney’s office, it is alleged that during the arrest, Officer King unlawfully seized both cell phones and a significant amount of cash from the suspect’s pockets. While the cell phones were later handed over to a supervisor, the cash mysteriously vanished, never making its way into evidence or back to its rightful owner.
District Attorney Gascón expressed his deep concern over this breach of trust, stating, “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.”
As the case unfolds, the community eagerly awaits justice and the truth behind this shocking incident that has tarnished the reputation of law enforcement.