Dallas Police Officer Arrested on Gambling Charge

A Dallas police officer has been placed on administrative leave after she was arrested on a misdemeanor gambling charge.

A Wednesday statement from the Dallas Police Department says Sgt. Latasha Moore was arrested by officers from the department's Public Integrity Unit.

She's been charged with gambling promotion, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.

Moore has been with the department since April 2008 and was assigned to the South Central Patrol Division, according to a news release from Dallas police.

A police spokesman declined to provide details on the case. A message left with the Dallas Police Association hasn't been returned.

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