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Two Pasadena police officers indicted

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Officer David Leal (L) and Officer Raymond Garivey (R) with the Pasadena Police Department were indicted by a Harris County grand jury in unrelated cases.

Officer David Leal (L) and Officer Raymond Garivey (R) with the Pasadena Police Department were indicted by a Harris County grand jury in unrelated cases.

Two Pasadena police officers have been indicted by a Harris County grand jury, in unrelated cases.

Officer Raymond Garivey has been charged with two counts of false report to a law enforcement employee, a class B misdemeanor. According to a Pasadena police spokesperson, charges against Officer Garivey pertain primarily to conversations he had with an assistant district attorney in which he allegedly denied the existence of a witness in a case, who had provided information that had led Garivey to an arrest of an individual found to be in possession of a large quantity of cocaine. Officer Garivey's bond has been set at $1,000.

Officer David Leal has been charged with two counts of tampering with a governmental record, a second degree felony. Charges against Leal pertain primarily to allegedly non-factual written statements made in an offense report and defendant charge sheet, concerning circumstances which had led Leal to an arrest of an individual found to be in possession of about three pounds of marijuana.

Both officers have been relieved of duty with pay, pending the outcome of the internal affairs investigations.

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