Stockton Police Officer Arrested, Being Held Without Bail

LODI (CBS13) — A Stockton police officer has been arrested on a no-bail warrant after he failed to show up to jail after being convicted of child endangerment and driving under the influence.

Stockton police Sgt. Kenneth Robinson, 40, was taken into custody earlier this week and is being held without bail at the San Joaquin County Jail, according to Stockton Police spokesperson Officer Pete Smith.

Robinson was arrested by Lodi police on Christmas Day in December 2010 for misdemeanor DUI and the district attorney later added child endangerment charges. He was sentenced to 17 days in jail in June but failed to report to jail. He also failed to complete a court-ordered alcohol program and failed to check in with his probation officer, CBS13’s Andrea Menniti reports.

“Yes, there are some people who feel they don’t have to follow the rules, and sadly I think it appears Mr. Robinson may be one of those,” San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Lester Fleming said.

Robinson was convicted of two misdemeanors for endangering the health of a child and two misdemeanors for driving under the influence, including having a blood-alcohol level of .20 or higher. He’s been on paid administrative leave from the police department every since his arrest.

Robinson made a court appearance Thursday afternoon where he was assigned a public defender and ordered to appear before the court again next week.


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