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Former LB Police Officer Prepares for Court

A former Long Beach Police officer was arrested on suspicion that she and a family members were passing on details of a murder investigation to a local gang.

Screen shot from KCAL 9 News Los Angeles of former Long Beach Police officer Yvonne Robinson.
Screen shot from KCAL 9 News Los Angeles of former Long Beach Police officer Yvonne Robinson.

A former Long Beach Police officer and a relative who is a reputed gang member will be arraigned Jan. 3, on conspiracy after she allegedly provided information to the relative to help the BIG gang in Long Beach, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

Long Beach Patch and Belmont Shore Patch reported on the story earlier this month.

Former Long Beach police officer Yvonne Robinson, 42, and Prentice Jones, 24, who is the brother of Robinson's brother-in-law, face charges with one felony count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice with a gang allegation. They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30.

Deputy District Attorney Arisa Mattson with the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

Mattson said that while Robinson was employed as a Long Beach police officer, she allegedly conspired with Jones, an active member of the Baby Insane Gang (BIG), to obstruct several investigations, including a murder investigation involving BIG members.

The suspects were arrested Dec. 5 by Long Beach Police, who investigated the case.

If convicted, they each face up to six years in state prison.

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John B. Greet December 31, 2013 at 01:06 PM
All police misconduct is wrong. All misconduct that rises to the level of criminality should, where proven, be prosecuted to the fullest extant of the law. If former LBPD Detective Robinson is found guilty as charged I hope she is assessed with the maximum penalties allowed under the law.

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