CARLSBAD (CNS) - A veteran Carlsbad police officer was on administrative leave Monday following his arrest for allegedly stealing impounded narcotics from his workplace.
Michael C. Koch, an 18-year veteran of the Carlsbad Police Department, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary. He posted $25,000 bail and was released the following day, according to jail records.
Police Chief Gary Morrison expressed "tremendous disappointment" over the 44-year-old lawman's arrest.
"All members of the Carlsbad Police Department, both sworn and civilian, are held to the highest of standards," Morrison said. "We are expected to serve the community with the highest level of professionalism, ethics and integrity. Any breach of the public's trust that comes to the attention of this department will be dealt with swiftly and thoroughly."
"Numerous" police employees witnessed the alleged crime, according to a department statement.
The chief said he could release no further details about the case.
"As with personnel investigations, there is a limited amount of information that can be released at this time," Morrison said. "Our goal as a department is to be open and transparent within the parameters of the law."
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