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December 30, 2013: Former Long Beach Police Officer, Relative Charged with Conspiracy in Gang Case

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A former Long Beach Police officer and a relative who is a reputed gang member will be arraigned Jan. 3, 2014, on conspiracy after she allegedly provided information to the relative to help the BIG gang in Long Beach, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Former Long Beach police officer Yvonne Robinson (dob 5-13-71) and Prentice Jones (dob 1-13-89), who is the brother of Robinson’s brother-in-law, were charged in case BA418953 with one felony count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice with a gang allegation. They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30.

Deputy District Attorney Arisa Mattson with the Justice System Integrity Division is prosecuting the case.

Mattson said that while Robinson was employed as a Long Beach police officer, she allegedly conspired with Jones, an active member of the Baby Insane Gang (BIG), to obstruct several investigations, including a murder investigation involving BIG members.

The suspects were arrested Dec. 5 by Long Beach Police, who investigated the case.

If convicted, they each face up to six years in state prison.