Ankle monitors for two former HPD officers

July 21, 2008 2:47:51 PM PDT
Two HPD officers accused of stealing from a police union will have to wear ankle monitors. Monday morning, a judge found probable cause for Ronald Martin and Jeffrey Larson to stand trial on charges of theft by a public servant and misapplication of fiduciary property. Larson served as treasurer for the Houston Police Officers Union.

Prosecutors say Martin came up with the plan for he and Larson to steal cash, checks, credit cards and vehicles worth more than $100,000 from the union.

"Judge Wallace reduced the $250,000 bond on each defendant to down to $150,000," said Assistant Harris County District Attorney Donna Hawkins. "Mr. Martin had two cases, so he's looking at a $75,000 bond in each case and the judge ordered electronic monitoring on both cases."

HPD relieved both officers of duty in January and Martin later retired.

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