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Veteran LAPD Detective Busted For Allegedly Swiping Money From a Suspect

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The Los Angeles Police Department have announced the arrest of one of their veteran detectives on suspicion of stealing money from a suspect's house. Detective II Ramon Alvarez, who has 25 years with the force and is assigned to Gang and Narcotics Division, was arrested January 27 for violation of Penal Code 487, Grand Theft, according to the LAPD.

Alvarez is accused of removing a "quantity of money" form a suspected narcotics location where he had been with the duty of serving an arrest warrant.

A detective working with Alvarez told their supervisor, and when Alvarez' vehicle was searched, investigators found the money believed to belong to the narcotics suspect.

Alvarez has been placed on administrative leave. Said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck of the alleged bad cop case: “I am extremely disturbed and shocked by the arrest, but heartened by the actions of the detective who immediately reported what appeared to be criminal behavior.”