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Rudolph Petersen biography: 13 things about Montebello, California ex-cop from San Gabriel Valley

Rudolph Petersen (©Montebello Police Department)
Rudolph Petersen (©Montebello Police Department)

Rudolph Petersen used to be a police officer in Montebello, Los Angeles County, California, United States. His nickname is Rudy.

Petersen speaks English and Spanish. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is from San Gabriel Valley, California. (a)
  2. He has two children. (a)
  3. On March 30, 2014, he proposed to Jacqueline Nevarez at Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. (b)
  4. On April 4, 2016, he and Nevarez got married. (c)
  5. In October 2016, he joined the Montebello Police Department shortly after graduating from the police academy. (a)
  6. In mid-2018, while on the Montebello force, he had dinner with a gang member who lives in Rowland Heights, San Gabriel Valley. (d)
  7. In December 2018, he met the gang member he met in mid-2018. He agreed to escort a U-Haul truck containing illegal marijuana to protect it from law enforcement. (d)
  8. In March 2019, he was wearing a security guard outfit that closely resembled an official police uniform and was carrying a gun when he drove to the Rowland Heights home of the gang member he met in 2018. He received $10,000 in a paper bag after using a vehicle that resembled an unmarked police car to escort a white U-Haul truck containing illegally grown marijuana from Fontana, San Bernardino County, California back to the Rowland Heights residence. (d)
  9. In May 2019, he searched the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications system for information about a person. The gang member he met in 2018 believed the person was a snitch. (d)
  10. In August 2020, he left the Montebello Police Department. (d)
  11. In September 2020, he accepted $1,000 to find out whether or not tracking devices on gang members’ cars were part of a law enforcement investigation. (d)
  12. On September 7, 2021, he pleaded guilty to the bribery charge in federal court in Los Angeles. (d)
  13. On January 11, 2021, he will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Jr. (d)



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