South Lake Tahoe police officer accused of aiding gang members, drug traffickers

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Updated: 1/23/2013 5:58 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KRNV & -- Johnny Poland, a South Lake Tahoe police officer, was arrested this morning accused of helping out gang members and drug traffickers by using his position to influence witnesses and asking witnesses to tamper with evidence.

FBI agents arrested Poland at the South Lake Tahoe Police Department on five counts of witness tampering.

According to court documents, Poland was caught up in a love triangle with a gang member's girlfriend. He's also being accused of having sex with underage girls.

The El Dorado County District Attorney is also reviewing the case.

News 4 will continue to follow this developing story and bring you more updates as they become available.
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NVWatch Dog - 2/2/2013 6:18 PM
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Lake Tahoe citizens protest the South Lake Tahoe Police and demand Justice and Transparency - See and

N8E PAIUTE - 1/25/2013 8:37 AM
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Nice, Real, Nice. Let's not forget that these underage girls - were a willing partcipant too - Let's not make them out to be the victims. People don't realize that these girls come from broken/single parent homes and probably were at one point in their lives molested in some way. Some girls are just promicuous and I'm sure that they knew what was happening...after all they are from the gang familia and isn't it their way to get jumped or rather sexed-in??? LOL.

water - 1/24/2013 4:25 PM
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what happens to the victims of this madman as he terrorized families and a community. are we overturning convictions and compensating fairly those people most impacted? do we step further into this matter and examine the judicial records of those involved? or is it just one more class action lawsuit that drags on for the next 36 years

Tahoeskibum - 1/24/2013 12:17 PM
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Good to see the SLTP cleaning up corruption, now get on with filing the damn ciminal charges against Justin Brothers Bail bonds (Justin Bros.) for the assault and battery with deadly weapons. Was "The woman at the center of it all, described only as C1" only 17 years old? Under Age. Like the Winger song - She's only 17

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