Cop caught stealing wallet
A Rhode Island State cop caught stealing a wallet now faces serious charges, including up to three years in prison.
Surveillance footage from the Twin River Casino captured Rhode Island Capitol Police member David Bradley, 59, picking up a customer’s wallet from the gaming floor and leaving the casino.
Arrested for Theft
Officials arrested Bradley last week after an investigation found that he stole the wallet, which contained $1,700. The incident took place on November 1. The Gaming Enforcement Unit assigned to the casino picked up Bradley and charged him with larceny.
Bradley retrieved the wallet and walked out the door into the parking lot instead of turning it in
According to police, a patron of the casino dropped his wallet near the Blackstone Bar. Bradley retrieved the wallet and walked out the door into the parking lot instead of turning it in. Security personnel saw what happened and stopped him in the parking lot.
The whole incident was captured on Twin River Casino’s surveillance footage. The police officer stood before Judge Elaine Bucci in a Warwick District Court during an arraignment proceeding. He was released on personal recognizance with $5,000 bond paid.
Career and Charges
For the incident, Bradley faces up to three years in prison due to the amount stolen.
Bradley has been a member of the Capitol Police in Rhode Island for eight years. For 18 months, he was on injured-on-duty status, however, the nature of the injury has not been revealed. Due to the severity of the charge against Bradley, state police will be conducting an internal review.
The review will determine if Bradley was in violation of law enforcement officers rules and regulations regarding on-duty and off-duty conduct, along with duty-to-report.