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We’re not against police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against those police who commit misconduct.
I can’t make this stuff up even if I tried. Poor Chief Beck, when it rains it pours.
Despite the LAPD always telling us to just say no and to D.A.R.E. to resist drugs and violence, an LAPD officer pleaded not guilty this morning to charges that he offered to furnish controlled substances to another undercover LAPD detective on a classified ad website, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Now I’ve heard of job security, but that’s taking things to a whole new level.
Randolph Agard surrendered this morning and was arraigned in case BA426262. The felony complaint for arrest warrant was filed June 20 charging Agard with one count of sale or transportation for sale of a controlled substance and one count of possession for sale of a controlled substance. Both counts involve hydrocodone.
Deputy District Attorney Renee Chang with the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.
In April, Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Narcotic Enforcement Detail conducted an undercover operation by placing an ad on a classified ad website seeking drugs. Agard allegedly responded the same day and agreed to a meeting.
On April 23, Agard arrived at a prearranged meeting place and was arrested by LAPD narcotics officers who allegedly recovered 20 hydrocodone pills in his jacket pocket.
If convicted, Agard is facing up to five years in state prison.
He returns to court July 17 to set a date for his preliminary hearing at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Department 50. He was released on his own recognizance.
So does this mean he’s going to be on administrative duty with Detective Frank Lyga? Or was Lyga the one who busted him and this is a public relations move for both the department and Lyga? Either way, it’s not a good look for our chief regarding his appointment to a second term and further goes to show that there are some serious issues going on inside of the LAPD.