KING CITY, Monterey County (CBS SF) — Six King City police officers and a civilian were arrested Tuesday after an investigation into the distribution of hundreds of impounded cars and other criminal acts within the Police Department, a prosecutor said.
Two officers, Acting Police Chief Bruce Miller and Sgt. Bobby Javier Carrillo, allegedly took part in a scheme to sell cars owned by unlicensed Mexican nationals and towed to a King City impound yard, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said.
Acting Chief Miller, Carrillo and Brian Albert Miller, owner of the tow yard Miller’s Towing and the brother of Chief Miller, were arrested and booked on bribery charges, Flippo said.
Separately, retired police Chief Nick Baldiviez and police Officer Mario Alonso Mottu Sr. were charged with embezzlement by a public officer after Baldiviez signed over the title of a city-owned car to Mottu, Flippo said.