Image via WikipediaLOS ANGELES – A police officer accused of stealing firearms from the Long Beach Police Department was charged today with more than a dozen counts, including grand theft, the District Attorney’s Office announced.
Deputy District Attorney Alfred Coletta of the Justice System Integrity Division said Damian Ramos, 32, is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Ramos is charged with four counts each of grand theft of personal property, grand theft firearm and embezzlement by a police officer. He is additionally charged in case No. BA374515 with one count of possession of an assault weapon.
The defendant allegedly took four firearms that were to be booked as property. One firearm was recovered, but three remain missing, the prosecutor said. Bail for Ramos is recommended at $260,000.