SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco police officer was arrested Friday for alleged misuse of a city car, city gas, and city automotive services, the police said.
The San Francisco District Attorney has charged 56-year-old Ricci Rodriguez, a San Bruno Resident and San Francisco Police Officer, with three counts of embezzlement and two counts of grand theft. The charges are a result of an internal investigation prompted by a department member tip regarding Rodriguez’s alleged misconduct.
Rodriguez resigned from the department shortly after the investigation began, police said.
“Maintaining the public trust is of utmost importance to me and the members of the SFPD,” said San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. “The men and women of the SFPD work hard to build and maintain trust of our community and to keep this great city safe. Upon receiving the tip about this misconduct, the Internal Affairs Division launched an immediate investigation and worked closely with the District Attorney’s Office on this case.”