SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The criminal complaint against a California Highway Patrol dispatcher and her Hell’s Angels husband alleges she helped keep him and other gang members out of handcuffs.
It alleges that Dennis Killough told undercover agents his wife, Sarah, worked for the CHP and looked out for him. He also said she used information she gathered as a dispatcher to warn him and fellow gang members that law enforcement was on its way.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says in the complaint that Dennis Killough also offered to let the agents use his wife’s car to move drugs. Her license plate would come back to the CHP, making it less likely that they would be pulled over.
The CHP says it never does background checks on spouses or family members, but dispatchers are thoroughly investigated, which includes visiting their home.
Sgt. Brent Carter says the agency is aware that Hell’s Angels gang members have targeted women in law enforcement, because of the same reasons alleged in the Killough case.
Once an employee is hired, the CHP relies on employees and others to let them know if something is amiss.
“Their performance at work is monitored carefully to ensure that they are abiding by standards, and if we hear from citizens about illegal activity, then that is addressed internally,” Carter said.
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