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Sep 6, 2013 8:35 AM by John Rupolo

2 Lawmen Suspended in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - It allegedly happened at the San Diego Valero gas station. An unidentified police officer on the force for just over a year and the town's animal control officer using their city issued gas credit card to pump gas. The problem? It was allegedly pumped into their own vehicles.

"That's not right taking our city tax money away from us," said resident Melissa Leal.

San Diego resident Melissa Everett not too happy about those who carry the badge breaking the laws they have sworn to uphold. She's not alone. Melissa Leal feeling much the same.

"He's suppossed to be setting an example," said Leal.

We went to City Hall to get some answers but police officials, as well as city officials, refused any on camera comment. The Police Chief telling Action 10 News reporter John Rupolo off camera that both the police and the animal control officer have been suspended without pay and that the city's gas credit cards were used several times over the summer.

Most residents feel this way about the punishment should the lawmen be found guilty of the charge.

"If they have evidence of the theft they should be terminated if not they should be allowed to come back to work."


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