San Diego Sector Border Patrol brokers arrested a former Los Angeles Police Department officer who was convicted of raping ladies whereas on obligation. The brokers charged the ex-cop with human smuggling and felon in possession of an unlawful firearm. The convicted rapist additionally allegedly introduced a pretend LAPD lieutenant’s badge.
San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Patricia McGurk-Daniel posted a photograph on X displaying a seized “ghost gun” and a realistic-looking LAPD lieutenant’s badge. The weapon and badge had been seized from a suspected human smuggler with a 1992 conviction of raping ladies whereas on obligation as an LAPD officer.
ICYMI: San Diego #BorderPatrol Agents arrested an ex-police officer who had been convicted of raping ladies whereas on-duty in 1992. He was trying to smuggle migrants in East County SD when brokers encountered him. He had a pretend badge & an actual gun on him when arrested. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/mrmDO00Ocd
— Chief Patrol Agent Patricia D. McGurk-Daniel (@USBPChiefSDC) November 13, 2023
CBP officers report the brokers acquired a tip relating to suspected human smuggling exercise near Campo, California, on the night of November 9. Agents responded to the realm and positioned an SUV matching the outline of the reported car. As the agent approached the car, the driving force pulled over voluntarily.
The agent reported that as he approached the car, the driving force introduced what seemed to be an LAPD lieutenant badge. The agent noticed 4 folks packed in the rear seat of the SUV — three grownup females and one grownup male. The migrants reportedly advised the agent that they had just lately crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The agent recognized the migrants as Mexican nationals.
During a search of the car, the agent reportedly discovered a 9mm pistol that didn’t have a serial quantity. The report describes the handgun as a “ghost gun.” The agent additionally discovered two loaded 9mm magazines and a shoulder holster.
The agent turned the driving force over to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office for processing. The agent processed the migrants for removing.
“Our agents never know what they are going to encounter on any given day. In this instance, our agents were able to take a dangerous criminal out of the community,” stated Chief Patrol Agent Patricia McGurk-Daniel.