By The Associated Press on November 17, 2020.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A police officer has been charged with stealing more than $1,300 worth of goods from Home Depot while wearing his uniform, authorities said Tuesday.
The officer was identified as 46-year-old Fernando LeÃ³n BerdecÃa. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.
Puerto Rico Police Chief Henry Escalera said LeÃ³n has been temporarily suspended from the department.
Officials said the alleged incident occurred Monday evening.