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Bakersfield police detective reaches plea deal

Posted at 6:24 PM, May 26, 2016

A Bakersfield Police detective charged in a federal drug possession case has taken a plea deal.

As we told you last November, Damacio Diaz and his brothers were part of the real-life inspiration for the movie McFarland USA.

READ: Plea Agreement for Diaz

In federal court documents obtained by 23ABC, Diaz, will plead guilty to bribery, possession of meth, and making a false tax return.

He's due in a federal courtroom next Tuesday afternoon.

As part of the plea deal, he's expected to serve a reduced sentence.