Fmr. LAPD officer admits staging raids

LOS ANGELES Thirty-eight-year-old Ruben Palomares is said to be the ringleader of a group of law enforcement officers who committed home invasion robberies staged to look like police raids.

Acting on tips from an informant, Palomares and other uniformed officers went to homes where drugs or cash were believed to be stashed. Officers would then split the stolen cash, or sell the drugs on the street for profit.


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