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Former Long Beach police officer sentenced for stealing firearms

A former Long Beach police officer has been formally sentenced to a year in jail for stealing weapons but will receive some credit for time already served behind bars.

Damian Ramos, 33, pleaded guilty in February to one count of embezzlement by a public officer after he took four firearms that were in police possession. Investigators recovered two of the four weapons.

He was originally charged with more than a dozen counts, including grand theft.

During his sentencing Wednesday, Ramos was given credit for 190 days of time already served. Because he pleaded to a “nonserious, nonviolent” felony, he received one day of credit for each day served in county jail, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

The terms of the former officer’s sentence also include three years of probation.


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