King City

5:37 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

King City Police Officers Arrested in Car Towing Scheme

Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo announces the arrest of six members of the King City Police Department.
Credit Doug McKnight

Six King City police officers, including the former police chief and acting police chief, are facing corruption charges.  The arrests were made Tuesday morning by the Monterey County Sheriff,  the FBI, Salinas Police and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said the arrests came after a six month investigation initiated by complaints from King city residents. “People saying they take our  property, they take our money, they take our cars,” said Flippo.

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