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LAPD cop under federal investigation

December 22, 2008 6:35:28 AM PST
A veteran LAPD officer is currently under suspension with pay while he's the subject of a federal investigation.The L.A. Times reports that 49-year-old officer Johnny Baltazar is accused of buying several guns and more than 1,500 rounds of ammunition from the LAPD Academy store and shipping them to Belize without a permit. Baltazar reportedly owns a security company in Belize.

Documents also claim he failed to notify his superiors that he was under federal investigation.

Investigators are expected to present their findings to a grand jury.

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