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Veteran SDPD Detective Arrested for San Diego DUI

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2014 | Firm News |

A San Diego DUI can happen to anybody.  Passed out and parked in balboa park…..Paramedics found her.  She likely made no statements.  I have to say I do not see anything materializing from this.  Read for yourself.

A 16-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department is now under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, the SDPD confirmed Tuesday.

SDPD Detective Karen Almos was arrested for a DUI Saturday just before 3:30 p.m. According to the police department, Almos was passed out in her personal, parked vehicle in the 2000-block of Pan-American Plaza in the Balboa Park area when paramedics contacted her.

She was later identified as an SDPD detective and arrested on suspicion of DUI by SDPD officers, Det. Gary Hassen said. She was not in uniform at the time of her arrest.

The investigation is ongoing. Almos has been placed on administrative duties for now, pending the completion of the investigation.

The San Diego Police Department has been in the limelight in recent weeks due to ongoing investigations into sexual misconduct allegations involving two separate police officers.

Former Officer Christopher Hays, 30 – who’s no longer employed with the department, effective last week – is accused of giving several women improper pat downs on the job. Officer Donald Moncrief, 39, is accused of touching a woman inappropriately during an arrest in the South Bay last year and allegedly exposing himself to the woman.

As a result of these recent cases, SDPD Chief William Lansdowne has called for an outside audit into the police department to review how the SDPD handles misconduct among officers.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges.  Whether you have been charged of a San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case.  Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected]

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