Chula Vista officer arrested on gambling charge

Chula Vista, California June 2011

Chula Vista police say one of its officers has been arrested on suspicion of illegally adding more chips to a bet the he already won at an Indian casino.

The officer - 30-year-old Jesus A. Salazar - was arrested at the Sycuan Casino near San Diego and booked into county jail on suspicion of violating state gambling law.

Police spokesman Bernard Gonzales said that the 9-year-veteran of the suburban San Diego police force will be put on unpaid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

The spokesman says Sycuan tribal police arrested Salazar in April on suspicion of driving under the influence.



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