SDPD detective arrested on suspicion of DUI

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SAN DIEGO – The actions of another San Diego police officer were under investigation, the department confirmed Tuesday.

Karen Almos, a veteran detective with the San Diego Police Department, was arrested Saturday at 3:25 p.m. after being found passed out in a parked vehicle in the 2,000 block of Pan-American Plaza in Balboa Park, according to SDPD Detective Gary Hassen.

Paramedics roused Almos, who was then arrested her on suspicion of DUI.

SDPD PatchThe 16-year veteran was placed on administrative duties until further notice.

Almos’ incident is among other alleged misconduct investigations against SDPD officers.

Former SDPD officer Christopher Hays, 30, pleaded not guilty last week to a pair of felony false imprisonment counts and three misdemeanor sexual battery allegations.

The charges against Hays involve four women he allegedly victimized between October and December of last year, according to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Another patrolman was under investigation for allegedly exposing himself to a woman in his custody. He was identified by sources as 39-year-old Donald Moncrief and was placed on leave pending the outcome of the case.


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