Detained by security after allegedly robbing a casino, an off-duty Las Vegas police officer was arrested Sunday and charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
At approximately 6:56 a.m. on Sunday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) received a report of a robbery at the Rio Hotel and Casino sports book near the Las Vegas Strip. According to an LVMPD press release, security informed the dispatcher that they had detained the suspect.
Responding officers identified the suspect as off-duty LVMPD officer Caleb Rogers, who has been employed by the LVMPD since 2015. Rogers was arrested and charged with burglary with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon.
Clark County prosecutor Christopher Laurent said Rogers is also a suspect in two other armed robberies at valley resorts, including Red Rock Casino Resort on November 12 and Aliante Hotel on January 6. On Monday, Rogers appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court with his bail set at $250,000.
“The LVPPA is aware of the arrest of officer Rogers. While everyone has a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, if these allegations are true, the LVPPA could not be more disappointed and disgusted by the actions of one rogue officer,” Steve Grammas, President of Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA), told the 8 News Now I-Team. “If these charges are proven to be true, we hope the criminal justice system accurately holds this person accountable.”
Rogers has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal and internal investigations.