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District Attorney files misdemeanor charges against Bakersfield Police officer

Posted at 12:52 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 02:29:19-04

UPDATE (November 3, 2017 11:24 p.m): Bakersfield Police Officer Kevin Schindler, a two-year veteran with the department, is accused of embezzlement and possession of stolen property.

Officers responded to Schindler's home on Oct. 6 for a verbal peace disturbance, BPD said. 

Officers said no crime was associated with that incident, but while on scene, it was determined Ofc. Schindler, 25, unlawfully possessed BPD property. That property consisted of a shotgun locking rack that is used to secure firearms inside patrol vehicles, as well as a department owned shotgun that was not assigned to him.

Officers also found anabolic steroids that are believed to have been unlawfully possessed by Shindler. 

On Friday, the District Attorney's Office announced they will file charges against Officer Schindler for possession of stolen property, possession of steroids and embezzlement.

Officer Schindler has been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 7. As of Friday afternoon, no arraignment date has been set. 


UPDATE (November 3, 2017 3:00 p.m.): District Attorney Lisa Green filed misdemeanor charges against Bakersfield Police Department officer, Kevin Schindler, for possession of stolen property, embezzlement by a public employee, and possession of steroids. 

An arraignment has not yet been scheduled. 

Schindler has been with the Bakersfield Police Department for two and a half years. 


A Bakersfield Police officer is on administrative leave after he was accused of embezzlement. 

According to court documents, a City of Bakersfield employee was in possession of injectable anabolic steroids, injectable testosterone and a gun which belongs to the City of Bakersfield. 

The investigation into the employee, later identified as a police officer through BPD, was conducted in October. The officer has not yet been identified.