SLO Police officers under criminal investigation
October 2, 2009
By KAREN VELIE
A pair of San Luis Obispo Police officers were stopped allegedly attempting to bring contraband across the border from Mexico last month, a U.S. custom’s spokesperson said.
Sources tell CalCoastNews that San Luis Obispo Police officer Dan McDow and officer Armando Limon are suspected of attempting to bring drugs into the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry. Lauren Mack, spokesperson for Immigration and Customs in San Diego, said the two officers were stopped as they tried to reenter the country from Tijuana.
“There is an ongoing criminal investigation into possible contraband,” Mack said adding that she was not at liberty to discuss the type of contraband.”
Mack was unsure how long the investigation is expected to take.
Police spokesperson, Ian Parkinson, did not return phone requests seeking comments about the officers’ involvement in a criminal investigation and work status. City officials refused to divulge if the pair is on paid administrative leave.
“The leave status of particular employees is personnel information that is not subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act,” as its release could be construed as an unwarranted invasion of privacy,” said Jonathan P. Lowell San Luis Obispo city attorney.