Several police officers were arrested in King City, California for their involvement in a wave of corruption that included confiscating and selling the impounded cars of many impoverished Latino immigrants. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies uncovered a ring of corruption within the police force of the small agricultural community. The arrests included the local police chief, Bruce Miller, and his brother who operated a local towing company that allegedly sold the impounded vehicles illegally. Sgt. Bobby Carillo was also charged with bribery. In addition, former police chief Dominic David Baldiviez and Mario Alsonso Mottu Sr were facing arraignment for embezzling a city-owned Crown Victoria. Two other officers faced separate accusations. Jaime Andrade was accused of illegally storing a firearm and of possessing a banned assault weapon. Officer Mark Allen Baker was accused of making criminal threats.
February 28, 2014