The officer allegedly stole eight ounces of cannabis (photo: DANIEL KARMANN/EPA)
A 33-year-old police sergeant in Grants, New Mexico was arrested Wednesday for stealing cannabis that was meant as evidence. The man, Roshern McKinney, is also being charged for distribution for allegedly giving some of the cannabis to his girlfriend.
Ironically, it was McKinney’s own body camera that caught him stealing the cannabis, according to local news outlet KRQE News 13.
“In reference to Sergeant McKinney, when this situation was brought to my attention, I contacted two outside agencies to conduct concurrent but separate investigations,” says Grants Police Chief, Craig Vandiver. “The situation is still an active and ongoing personnel matter”.
The body camera explicitly shows McKinnley enter his private office, grab what appears to be cannabis, then drive to his girlfriend’s house and give her some (or all) of it.
According to State Police, McKinney is being charged with cannabis distribution, conspiracy, and two counts of embezzlement. He allegedly stole eight ounces of cannabis, along with nearly $800 in cash.
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