- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a detention officer has been arrested on suspicion of accepting compensation from bail agents in exchange for information about inmates booked at the Van Nuys Jail.

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday (https://lat.ms/1uB1QZx ) that 42-year-old Leonard Ramirez could face charges including bribery. He was taken into custody on Monday.

Officials say Ramirez, who is not a sworn police officer, worked with bail agents, who allegedly compensated him for giving them inmate information.

The newspaper says the LAPD’s Professional Standards Bureau launched an investigation after receiving multiple complaints of unlawful bail solicitation.

The LAPD said it will refer the case to the district attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division.

Calls to Ramirez, who was released on bail, were not immediately returned.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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