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Charges dropped in embezzlement case against BPD officer

Posted at 10:26 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 01:26:03-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The District Attorney's office has dismissed charges in an embezzlement case against a Bakersfield Police officer.

In November 2017, Bakersfield Police Officer Kevin Schindler, a two-year veteran of the Bakersfield Police Department, was charged with misdemeanor charges of possession of stolen property, possession of steroids and embezzlement.

Schindler's attorney, H.A. Sala commented on the dismissal of the charges. He said that during a hearing on December 31, there was a motion to suppress evidence found in a search of Schindler's home as the search was never consented to and was a violation of his 4th Amendment rights.

"Today the court upheld the rule of law and that's all we can ask for of the court system," Sala said.