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Chula Vista police officer on unpaid leave after gambling arrest at casino

June 3, 2011 |  1:09 pm

A Chula Vista police officer has been placed on unpaid leave after being arrested on suspicion of cheating while gambling at the Sycuan Casino.

Jesus Salazar, 30, a nine-year veteran of the Chula Vista department, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of "capping" -- a gambling term for adding more chips to a bet that has already been won.

Salazar was booked on the misdemeanor charge into county jail and is being held on $10,000 bail, authorities said. He was already under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in April by Sycuan Tribal Police.

Salazar will remain on leave until an internal investigation is completed, according to Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano.


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