SFPD arrest suspended San Pablo cop on drug related charges

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Monday, April 13, 2015
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FILE PHOTO: San Pablo police department.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The San Pablo Police Department became aware that one of their police officers was potentially involved in some type of illegal activity in San Francisco last Wednesday, while already in a relieved of duty, paid administrative leave status, and his peace officer's powers suspended.

The San Francisco Police Department was notified of the officer's activities, who then arrested the San Pablo cop on suspicion of drug related charges.

Chief Lisa Rosales and her command staff say they are saddened by the events that unfolded, yet remain fully committed to holding their personnel accountable for their conduct. They further emphasized that that this is not indicative of the conduct of San Pablo police employees.

Chief Rosales said, "The San Pablo Police Department and its Police Employee's Association are committed to upholding their motto of Integrity, Community and Service. We take these matters seriously and will ensure a professional and comprehensive personnel investigation will be completed."

In a press statement, the San Pablo Police Department said that it "believes the integrity of the police will always dictate the level of community trust and asks for your patience and understanding as it addresses this matter. With standards and practices of integrity in place, the community we serve can have complete confidence in the San Pablo Police Department's pledge to continue to maintain its high standards of police work and professional ethics. Going forward, the San Pablo Police Department will further its ongoing initiative to strengthen its community relationships and assures the public it will provide further information as it is legally allowable."

Due to the ongoing criminal and administrative investigations, the San Pablo Police Department is not providing any further information at this time.