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Santa Maria Police Corruption?
updated: Jun 04, 2014, 12:01 PM

Santa Maria Police Lieutenant fired for the shooting of officer Covarrubias fights to be reinstated, reports The Independent.

Lieutenant Dan Ast was terminated last March after a planned arrest left Officer Albert Covarrubias fatally shot. Ast and his attorney John Miller are challenging the termination to an outside mediator. Miller stated the firing is due to a whistleblower complaint Ast and five other officers filed 12 days before the Covarrubias shooting.

Officer Covarrubias was under investigation for having sex with a 17-year-old who was involved in a Santa Maria Police Department's Explorer program. In January of 2012 Covarrubias was on duty breaking down a DUI checkpoint when fellow officers attempted to arrest him. Covarrubias reportedly resisted arrest and fired his handgun after a scuffle, prompting another officer to return fire.

Read the full story on independent.com

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