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Police Officer Fired, Then Accused of Helping Gang

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A Long Beach Police officer was first fired and then arrested,  for allegedly leaking information to a gang regarding a 2009 murder case.

The officer is 42-year-old Yvonne Robinson, she is 13-year veteran of the department and was a Detective in the Juvenile Division of the Investigations Bureau.

The investigation into officer Robinson started last year, after a gang bust where 16 gang members were arrested.

"These  included charges against 2 of the members who were involved in a long beach murder of 19-year-old Frank Castro in 2009 during the course of the investigation detectives learned someone in the gang was being provided details of the murder investigation to aid the suspects involved in that case," said Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell.

Police say Robinson was handing over information to a family member, 24-year-old Prentice Jones, who was that gang and Jones would then pass the info along to gang leaders.

The former officer is facing charges for conspiracy to obstruct justice, with a gang enhancement of knowingly aiding a criminal street gang.

Officer Robinson was put on administrative leave - in July 2012 and was fired in March 2013.

Robinson and Jones were both arrested on Thursday December 5th and have since posted bail.

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