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FBI Investigating L.A. Sheriff's Captain In Narcotics Probe

August 30, 2011  | 

Federal agents eavesdropping on wiretap conversations of a Compton narcotics organization have notified Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca that one of his station commanders may be involved in a trafficking ring.

Capt. Bernice Abram, who has been on leave from her role as commander of Carson station since April, is being investigated for involvement in the narcotics ring run by Dion Grim, the leader of Compton's Front Hood Crips. The FBI has been investigating Grim's street gang and his operation of a walk-up drug house in Compton and coordination of shipments of Xanax from Los Angeles to Louisiana, reports Robert Faturechi of the Los Angeles Times.

Capt. Abram has said she doesn't know why she's on leave and has never heard of Grim. The commander has been in charge of the Carson station since 2009. She started as a deputy in 1987 and has worked in various roles at the Compton and Century stations.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Comments (9)

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Travis J. @ 8/30/2011 4:56 PM

She's been on leave since April, and she doesn't know why???? I'm guessing she might have a pretty good guess by now.

Rick @ 8/30/2011 5:03 PM

If the allegations are true, it means the U.S. has moved one step closer to becoming lawless like Mexico. A Sheriff's Captain may be involved with a street gang and the average California resident is unable to obtain a CCW permit to defend themselves against thugs, yet according to recent articles, this Sheriff's Dept. hands out special deputy status to celebs and allow them to carry.

botmeofficer @ 8/30/2011 6:52 PM

Our department must be unsullied by corruption. If she is involved in anyway prosecute her.. and fire her in disgrace as soon as possible

It is an example of how LASD has lost focus in the minds of hard working street coppers.. promoting politically correct people instead of hard working STREET coppers who understand our true mission/// service to others selflessly... we can have all the command colleges we want.. all the ethics classes possible.. but if you put people who are not qualified with strong patrol backgrounds in such positions of trust you will (Sheriff Baca) inevitably bring people to our organization who have no business commanding others.. and who never learned ethical behavior from second one...

What a tragedy if true.... what dishonor for the rest of us...

Goldstar @ 8/31/2011 5:53 AM

If she doesn't know who the head of the gang is in her district and she's the commander she is incompetent. If the allegations are true she should join the gang banger in jail. Then I guess she could get to know him!

Dennis @ 8/31/2011 8:15 AM

I feel sorry for the men and women of LASD who hit the streets every day and do their best for their community. If these allegations are true Bernice Abram has sullied the reputation of great law enforcement organization and deserves the same treatment as any other drug trafficking criminal. Police officers are in a position to see first hand the damage that illicit drugs do to our society. It's outrageous that one could aid the traffickers.

Janet @ 8/31/2011 11:04 AM

If she has disgraced the uniform then she should be punished just like a criminal.

Chief100 @ 8/31/2011 3:18 PM

Gee I wonder how she got promoted? Not surprised that she runs a precinct and does not know who the players are since most command staff have completely lost touch with where they came from. Of course she probably never spent much time on the street and was "fast tracked" upward for political reasons. Of course she may be innocent and we are jumping to conclusions but I bet that Title III was pretty telling, at least enough for the feds to come right out and name her in public. Doesn't sound good.

Pat @ 6/20/2012 3:49 PM

Dion grim is not the leader of the front hood crips he just a member

Anne @ 7/14/2012 8:27 AM

Who is the leader of the Front Hood Crips - could it be Tania Horta the little runner snitch????? I don't really care who it is - the entire scenario and being assisted by law enforcement is a back hood operation and they should all be locked up.

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