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Riverside police officer is suspect in robbery

Lanow.sheriff A Riverside police officer was arrested on suspicion of robbing an auto parts store in Moreno Valley on Wednesday night, authorities said.

David Reeves Jr., 28, of Moreno Valley allegedly tried to rob an Auto Zone store at 23510 Sunnymead Blvd. about 9:03 p.m., according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Moreno Valley police detained Reeves one minute after store owners called police, authorities said.

Reeves joined the Riverside Police Department in 2001 as a cadet, said Sgt. Jaybee Brennan, a spokeswoman for the department. He was sworn in as a peace officer in 2002.

He was “separated” from his employment the day after the arrest occurred, Brennan said.

--My-Thuan Tran

Photo: David Reeves Jr. Credit: Moreno Valley Police Department

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A sign of things to come. Why does this surprise anyone, considering:

- the general “above-the-law” zeitgeist within many US police departments;
- the pattern of abuse and misbehavior seen within many US police departments (and mostly accepted by the populace);
- the violent training/mindset of many officers;
- the deterioration of the economy.

Now imagine what happens when cities and towns go bankrupt and police officers stop getting paid. Then you'll have a large number of well-armed, well-trained individuals roaming around, doing whatever they want. That possibility scares the crap out of me, honestly.

Just not surprising.

A full-color photo of the suspect is included on the first day of this story, as it should be.

Curiously, a photo of the UCLA slashing suspect was not included for over a week in any of the half-dozen LA Times articles I saw.

What could be the difference in editorial policy?

What, is this true? doesnt RCPD pay its law officials enough money? Its a sad day indeed.

Good thing Steve Lopez didn't give this "public servant" his World Series tickets.

This is more evidence that any cop you see on the street is not necessarily a hero. Firefighters- yeah they are heroes, I will not argue. Today's police, especially in California, are out to bust people over minor infractions such as no front plate, talking on your cell phone when driving, ect.

and im supposed to feel protected with this kind of cops? i know not all cops are like that but heck, i have family cops that confess what other fellow cops and themselves do.. they are just another big bully gang, but with a badge and license to kill

What an Idiot

Wow, That Auto Zone is just a few blocks from me. The employees working that store are a bunch of idiots. Im surprised they even knew how to call the police on him.. I mean a Riverside Police officer robbing and Auto Parts store. How much money could he have possible got.. Lock him up!!!!!!

Well,.. Well, surprise, surprise. Looks like everyone's a criminal.

Another "public servant" creating public distrust.

Bad Boy Bad Boy what you gonna do what you gonna do when they come for you.
Wonder if he will be featured on a episode of cops this season I would definitely watch that one.
Maybe it could be titled When bacon goes bad.

Don't paint the poolice with such a broad brush.

Firefighters are not heroes, either. Many are drunks and do unmentionable things on and off duty. I know of one who, while off-duty, was drunk and assaulted an on-duty paramedic. He also lied under oath in a criminal trial. Did anything ever happen to him? OF COURSE NOT...

Our society is not quite what it used to be.

Excellent job reporting JB Brennan. Riverside police spokesperson. Tell us the truth and we will have a great level of tolerance for those that fail to meet with our expectations. Thanks for the honesty about your own officer! Jennifer Kaye

bad cop no donut

cop aint nothing these days...!
only thing could protest
them are the uniform....! beside that nothing they could do better...!


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