Apr 13, 2015

A San Pablo police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of drug and gun possession and child endangerment.

Officer Kenneth White was arrested by San Francisco police on Wednesday last week, two days after San Pablo police say they became aware he was allegedly involved in illegal activity in the city. At the time, White was already on paid administrative leave due to an unrelated matter, according to the San Pablo Police Department.

White was arraigned Friday on charges of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of carrying a loaded firearm and one count of child endangerment, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor drug possession charges for heroin and cocaine salt, according to Bay City News.

His bail was set at $250,000. Additional details about the charges were not released by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the newswire reported.

In a statement Monday, San Pablo police called the charges “unprecedented” for its department. The department says it is “committed to upholding their motto of integrity, community and service.”

“We take these matters seriously and will ensure a professional and comprehensive personnel investigation will be completed,” San Pablo police Chief Lisa Rosales said in the statement.


  1. My dad was a Lieutenant when he retired from the force there. I bet he is turning over in his grave along with others that I know that as passed on.

    Sheryl Snider Crater | Apr 13th, 2015
  2. Good jobs are hard to find. What a way to mess up your career. Didn’t realize the Police Chief was female!

    Jennifer Saenz | Apr 17th, 2015
  3. We’ve come along way Police Chief Lisa Rosales!

    Jennifer Saenz | Apr 17th, 2015
  4. I live in san pablo.i hope the punish this officer to the fullest extent of the law.

    jerry stax | Apr 17th, 2015
  5. Wow my son told me about Mr. White ..I couldn’t believe it … Ya never jugde a book by its cover you will never now

    Zuly | Apr 20th, 2015

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.