El Paso Police Officer Arrested For Theft Isn’t The First
The El Paso police officer arrested for theft may be the first El Paso cop busted in 2024 but he's far from being the first ever.
EPPD employs about 1,200 people and around 1,000 of them are actual police officers. As with any large group though, there's always a rogue somewhere.
Last July, 5 EPPD officers were arrested and charged with various crimes including DWI, interfering with a DWI investigation, assault and a sexual assault.
Why Was An El Paso Police Officer Arrested?
One EPPD officer was just arrested and charged with theft over $2,500 but under $30,000. Officer Ruben Morales was called to a hit and run and, afterward, cash was reported missing from the vehicle.
The internal investigation revealed that U.S. currency was missing from a locked glove box and a small bag that was left inside of the vehicle. The owner of the property reported the missing funds to authorities prompting a further investigation in the matter, according to police. - ktsm
What Will Happen To The EPPD Officer Arrested For Theft?
These cops do not represent EPPD as a whole and, historically, El Paso has had relatively few "bad cop" stories to tell. Hopefully, this will be the last.
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