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.