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Lopez prosecutor to compel witness


Posted 9/19/17 (Tue)

Lopez prosecutor to compel witness

By Marcus White

The case against a former Tioga police officer appeared in jeopardy at a hearing last week, with a key witness declining to travel to the state to testify.

Meanwhile, a POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) board hearing into the license of Monique Lopez has resulted in an unknown stipulation yet to be served.

Lopez has been charged with felony theft. Court documents allege she illegally transferred money from a police account into her own bank account in 2016.

Two weeks ago the Tribune raised questions about an ongoing personal relationship between Lopez and Police Chief Corey Murphy, after Lopez had been observed visiting at the police department on more than one occasion since her termination in April.

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