WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) – A former investigator at the Huntington Beach Police Department charged with stealing drugs from the vehicle of an attempted murder suspect’s vehicle was placed in a diversion program for military veterans Thursday.
Working as a crime scene photographer with HBPD on Jan. 23 last year, 53-year-old Sean Patrick Lotts of Huntington Beach allegedly grabbed the drugs from the suspects vehicle and drove home in a police car while under the influence, according to a public information officer with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.READ MORE: Animal Cruelty Charges May Be Sought After Severely Neglected English Bulldog Puppy Found At Coachella Property Dies
Lotts resigned from the department, but was charged with one count each of misdemeanor embezzlement by a public official, seizing property under the color of authority and driving under the influence.READ MORE: Sean Penn Refuses To Return To Set Unless Crew Fully Vaccinated
The diversion program for military personnel or veterans allows them to undergo treatment in lieu of jail.MORE NEWS: Remains Found In Ballona Wetlands ID’d As Missing Woman Kolby Story
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