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San Jose officer arrested after allegedly stealing marijuana during domestic violence call, police say

A San Jose police officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of stealing marijuana during a domestic violence investigation, authorities said.

Officer Julio Morales, 49, was cited and released in connection with petty theft of marijuana, according to Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a spokesman for the San Jose Police Department.

The alleged theft occurred in November, when Morales was working as a patrol officer and arrested an individual in connection with a domestic violence incident, Garcia said in a statement.

Months later, an administrative investigation revealed that Morales had committed the theft, according to Garcia.

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Morales has been on leave since Feb. 4.

The veteran officer has more than 21 years of law enforcement experience, police said.

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