Dallas police officer arrested on gambling charge
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer was placed on administrative leave after she was accused of participating in an illicit gambling operation at a convenience store.
The Dallas Police Department said in a statement Wednesday that Sgt. Latasha Moore was arrested late Tuesday night by the department’s Public Integrity Unit. She’s been charged with gambling promotion, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.
Moore was arrested after detectives saw her walk into a southeast Dallas convenience store at about 6 p.m. on Feb. 13 while on duty, the Dallas Morning News reported . According to a police affidavit, surveillance video showed her making a $1,600 cash deposit an hour later at an ATM across the street from the store.
An undercover agent with the Texas Department of Public Safety also reported seeing Moore in the store on multiple occasions, participating in the operation of gambling machines and monitoring patrons in the gambling area of the store, according to the affidavit.
Police executed a search warrant at the One Stop Food Store on Tuesday, when Moore was seen nearby, the newspaper reported. She was ordered to report to the Public Integrity Unit and was placed under arrest when she declined to be interviewed, the affidavit said.
She was released on bond early Wednesday.
Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com