SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A San Pablo police officer has pleaded not guilty to drug and firearms related charges.
Officer Kenneth White was arrested in San Francisco last Wednesday.
He was arraigned Friday on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of carrying a loaded firearm and one count of child endangerment, as well as misdemeanor drug possession charges for heroin and cocaine salt, district attorney’s spokesman Alex Bastian said today.
San Pablo police said investigators became suspicious he was involved in illegal activity in San Francisco
last Monday and notified San Francisco police.
White was already on paid administrative leave on an unrelated matter at the time of his arrest and his powers as a police officer had been suspended, according to San Pablo police.
White’s bail has been set at $250,000.
He returned to court Tuesday morning, where a judge is still deciding whether or not to allow cameras in the court room.
“The San Pablo Police Department and its Police Employees’ Association are committed to upholding their motto of integrity, community and service,” San Pablo police Chief Lisa Rosales said in a statement.
“We take these matters seriously and will ensure a professional and comprehensive personnel investigation will be completed,” Rosales said.
White’s attorney, Christopher Dove, was not immediately available for comment.