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    5 officers steal 44 guns, get probation

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    Seems like this scheme was approved by top brass and politicians. Probably where the guns went as well.
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    The case raises red flags about the LAPD’s oversight of the gun store and its ability to investigate its own officers. It also offers an eye-opening window into the gun culture within the LAPD and the degree to which LAPD officers are allegedly profiting off the sale of firearms — including “off roster” guns that police officers have special access to despite their being declared unsafe for commercial sale in the state.
    Investigators alleged LAPD officers, including several who are still on the job, knowingly purchased stolen weapons from Duenas, bought and sold much larger numbers of firearms in questionable ways, and dangerously stored loaded guns in places accessible to children, according to internal police records.
    Top commanders, meanwhile, have been accused by the captain who initially oversaw the investigation of purposefully impeding the work of her detectives and assisting those in their crosshairs, including by forcing investigators to interview a high-ranking captain whom they suspected of wrongdoing before they were prepared to do so, and by ushering that same captain into his home — armed and in uniform — while investigators with a warrant were searching it, internal LAPD records show.

    The facts speak for themselves,” wrote Capt. Lillian Carranza, who oversees the LAPD’s commercial crimes division, in an April email to other top officials. “There have been several attempts to shut down this investigation.”

    Lots more to the story including 6 unsolved killings. Forum rules limit what I can post.

    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...ims-corruption
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    this one was convicted of rape, the jury sentenced him to 10 years in prison, the judge decided to make it 10 years probation...

    leo's should be held to a higher standard instead of being let off...


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    they are NOT the same organization we grew up with and respected...

    and thats a damn shame...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dummy View Post
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    Seems like this scheme was approved by top brass and politicians. Probably where the guns went as well.
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    The case raises red flags about the LAPD’s oversight of the gun store and its ability to investigate its own officers. It also offers an eye-opening window into the gun culture within the LAPD and the degree to which LAPD officers are allegedly profiting off the sale of firearms — including “off roster” guns that police officers have special access to despite their being declared unsafe for commercial sale in the state.
    Investigators alleged LAPD officers, including several who are still on the job, knowingly purchased stolen weapons from Duenas, bought and sold much larger numbers of firearms in questionable ways, and dangerously stored loaded guns in places accessible to children, according to internal police records.
    Top commanders, meanwhile, have been accused by the captain who initially oversaw the investigation of purposefully impeding the work of her detectives and assisting those in their crosshairs, including by forcing investigators to interview a high-ranking captain whom they suspected of wrongdoing before they were prepared to do so, and by ushering that same captain into his home — armed and in uniform — while investigators with a warrant were searching it, internal LAPD records show.

    The facts speak for themselves,” wrote Capt. Lillian Carranza, who oversees the LAPD’s commercial crimes division, in an April email to other top officials. “There have been several attempts to shut down this investigation.”

    Lots more to the story including 6 unsolved killings. Forum rules limit what I can post.

    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...ims-corruption
    This is a really confusing article but not your fault.

    Dueanas apparantly managed the gun store at the LA PD Academy Gun Range which sells only to LEO's.

    Some of these "stolen weapons" were apparently from closed cases that had already been tried or plead out.

    My understanding is that under CA law, if those weapons cannot be returned to the lawful owner they are required to be destroyed, by cutting them up and/or melting them down.

    There have been problems with other PD's over the years with such evidence guns being kept and traded among LEO's rather than being returned to their legal owners and legal owners being given a royal run around when attempting to reclaim seized weapons from PD's.

    This could get a whole lot bigger before it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutabaga View Post
    this one was convicted of rape, the jury sentenced him to 10 years in prison, the judge decided to make it 10 years probation...

    leo's should be held to a higher standard instead of being let off...


    It appears he opted to let the jury decide his punishment rather than the judge and after pleadings from family members the recommended the suspended sentence.

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/03/former...ars-probation/

    “[Jurors] recommended that sentence be suspended to 10 years of probation,” Carmona told the station. “They understand not all sexual assaults, even if there is a guilty verdict, warrant a prison sentence and this was one in which a jury felt that this is a case where Mr. Alexander should not go to prison and should serve in the community.”
    I don't think fear of being beaten, raped, or killed by inmates because he's a former cop should be an excuse to keep him from serving the same sentence anyone else would but apparently they did.
    I don't like it but the jury heard the case and acted as they saw fit so it's hard for me to judge them having not seen all the same evidence they did.
    Last edited by Wildrose; 12-05-2021 at 03:52 AM.

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