LAPD officer resigns after being accused of tapping database on killer’s behalf

Joel Rubin and Jessica Porter report:

A rookie Los Angeles police officer has resigned amid allegations he illegally tapped into a law enforcement computer on behalf of a gang member who was recently convicted of murder.

The officer, Gabriel Morales, 25, was seeking information on two key witnesses who testified at the gang member’s murder trial, according to court records. Morales had been dating the gang member’s sister for several years.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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