Deputy Suspected of Burglary, Possession of Controlled Substances Arrested

Posted: Jan 6, 2023 / 1:54 PM PST

Updated: Jan 6, 2023 / 06:06 PM m. PST

SAN DIEGO – An officer who has worked with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years is in jail on suspicion of robbery and possession of a controlled substance, the department announced Friday.

Officer Cory Richey was arrested Friday around 7:30 a.m. as he arrived at his workplace, authorities said. Richey was booked into the San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of various robbery charges, jail records show.

The department revealed that multiple search warrants were executed and that Richey is a suspect on 13 counts of robbery and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Richey has been employed by the sheriff’s office since March 2007, according to authorities. You have been suspended without pay.

The case will now be handled by the San Diego Sheriff’s Internal Affairs Unit.

The sheriff’s department issued this statement:

“The San Diego Sheriff’s Department does not tolerate any criminal activity by our employees and investigates all acts of misconduct. We hold our employees accountable for decisions made and actions taken. As staunch public servants, we will continue to hold the highest level of expectations and will require all of our employees to adhere to policies and procedures, as well as all federal, state and local statutes. The communities we serve expect this from the Sheriff’s Department, and we demand it of ourselves.

We are grateful to all the investigators and Sheriff’s staff who worked on this case, as well as the work of the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.”

Richey is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, January 10, jail records show.