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Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Van Nuys:  The Los Angeles Police Department’s Special Operations Division, a branch of Professional Standards Bureau, investigated multiple complaints of unlawful bail solicitation at the Van Nuys Jail.  As a result, an LAPD employee was identified as participating in a bail solicitation scheme.

Leonard Ramirez, a civilian detention officer assigned to Van Nuys Jail, unlawfully collaborated with bail agents and received compensation for providing inmate information.

On November 3, 2014, LAPD detectives arrested Detention Officer Ramirez for violating California Penal Code Section 68(a) PC, Bribery.

The investigation is ongoing and will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division for filing consideration.

Anyone with information is urged call the Los Angeles Police Department.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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