Rogue police officer bailed and on the loose
February 6, 2013
Shortly after FBI agents arrested a San Luis Obispo Police officer who allegedly stole drugs from the evidence locker, held guns on his victims while stealing drugs under the color of authority and then bribed others to sell the drugs, the officer is out of jail.
Officer Cory Pierce, 38, paid the $25,000 bail and was released. An informant who worked with FBI agents said he was warned late Tuesday afternoon that the rogue officer was on his way back to San Luis Obispo.
The probationer said Pierce manipulated him and his girlfriend into selling or trading drugs for Pierce which they did on about 80 occasions.
Pierce also told the probationer that he could work off a heroin charge if he cooperated, the federal attorney’s office in Los Angeles said in a press release. Pierce would provide the probationer and his girlfriend placebo pain pills to trade for real pain pills or drugs used for heroin addiction.
After the probationer told Pierce the drug dealer he had deceived wanted revenge, Pierce said he would “take care of it,” the press release says. Pierce also allegedly took drugs from drug dealers.
“Pierce pulled over the dealer’s vehicle at gunpoint, seized morphine pills and let the dealer go without making an arrest,” the press release says.
The probationer is considering a restraining order against Pierce in light of the fact he informed against a person who has access to weapons and who is facing 10 years in jail partially based on information he provided. The probationer is currently in hiding and afraid for his life.