Newsbrief: This Week's Corrupt Cops Story 10/24/03

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It isn't the Salton Sea, location of the speed-drenched Val Kilmer flic of the same name, but Riverside County, California, is apparently close enough for at least one allegedly tweaked-out deputy sheriff. Deputy James Reynolds, 32, is facing a multitude of charges after being arrested in a sting where he was videotaped stealing six grams of methamphetamine from a crime scene. Investigators also charged that Reynolds broke into sheriff's lockers and stole speed that had yet to be placed into evidence.

Along with numerous meth possession charges, Reynolds also faces charges of being under the influence while armed, transporting methamphetamine, attempted evidence tampering, filing a false police report, embezzlement by a public officer, and solicitation to commit a felony, according to the Riverside County district attorney's office. Four other deputies, including Reynolds' wife, will not be charged. They are on administrative leave as an investigation continues into whether they knew about, but failed to report, Reynolds' alleged misbehavior.

Sheriff Bob Reynolds pronounced himself "devastated" by the charges. "We take an oath to be a cut above, and we need to conduct our everyday life as such," Doyle told the Los Angeles Times.

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