ABC 30 — The Fresno Police Department's second in command has been arrested in a federal drug conspiracy investigation. Deputy Chief Keith Foster, 51, is accused of distributing and possessing drugs.
Deputy Chief Keith Foster is accused of distributing and possessing oxycodone, marijuana, and heroin. He was arrested on Thursday after a year long investigation by the FBI and ATF.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer met with his staff to address any questions they have after the announcement -- and also to reassure them that no one, including officers, is above the law.
Deputy Chief Foster is one of three deputy chiefs in the department. Chief Jerry Dyer says Foster's job is to oversee patrol -- and each of the four policing districts in the city. Foster became a deputy chief eight years ago.
At the news conference Thursday afternoon, Chief Dyer said he was just made aware of this case -- after Foster was arrested on Thursday. Federal investigators are not revealing details of the investigation, other than to say they have surveillance, which includes Deputy Chief Foster. Investigators were authorized to use wire taps on telephones.
"This is a very sad day for the Fresno Police Department, the citizens of Fresno, and the law enforcement profession," said Dyer. continue reading...