On Monday, an officer assigned to the division that patrols Los Angeles between Echo Park and Eagle Rock was arrested for stealing cash during a police operation at a legal grow.
The Eastsider L.A.
- Northeast LA Division Officer Louis Mota was charged with attempting the theft as narcotics officers conducted an operation at a local grow. An employee reported to a police supervisor that she was missing money from her backpack. A surveillance camera reportedly revealed the thief to be Mota.