San Jose police officer held as suspected informant of Vietnamese gang
Authorities announced on Wednesday, August 24, that a San Jose police officer was arrested on the suspicion that he is serving as an informant to Vietnamese hoodlums involved in gambling, drugs, and extortion.
The officer, identified as Derrick Antonio, was held as a suspect for five felony counts of unauthorized computer access and one count of being an accessory after the fact. He has worked in the department for over nine years and reportedly helped a gang known in the San Jose area for operating out of Vietnamese restaurants and other businesses, police said. The gang investigation, dubbed “Operation Gang of Thrones,” began in March and culminated in the arrest of Antonio and others on Tuesday, August 23.
The gang was also involved in assaults and public corruption, authorities said. There were 21 arrest warrants and 33 search warrants served at local homes and businesses as part of the operation. On Wednesday afternoon, there will be news conferences hosted by San Jose police.
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