Oops He Did It Again

May 9, 2015

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Oops He Did It Again

Christopher Andrew Cervantes, a Montebello (California) Police Department “gang expert” and frequent ATF Task Force Officer in cases related to the Mongols and other motorcycle clubs, has been arrested again.

Cervantes was booked on a charge of driving under the influence Thursday morning and released on $5,000 bail. Montebello police lieutenant Kelly Gordon knew that Cervantes “was involved in a traffic collision in Diamond Bar” at 12:40 a.m. and arrested. She did not know whether Cervantes was on duty at the time or if he was driving a police car.

Cop Of The Year

Cervantes, 43, is a former Los Angeles Police Department gang investigator. He was the Montebello Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 1995. He worked as a confidential informant  for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during “Operation Black Rain,” a three-year-long investigation of the Mongols that ended in October 2008.

During that investigation, numerous witnesses have alleged, Cervantes and ATF Special Agent John Ciccone cynically stood by and watched as a gunfight erupted in the parking lot of a topless bar called Nicola’s on April 8, 2007. That shooting and its aftermath figured prominently in the racketeering indictment of 79 members and associates of the Mongols

Cervantes was one of 18 people praised by United States Attorney General Eric Holder in September, 2011 and at an awards dinner the next month for “Exceptional Work in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Mongols Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.” He has also testified in court as a motorcycle gang expert.

San Diego Incident

Cervantes was also detained by police during a party at the Residence Inn in San Diego on July 23, 2011. After Cervantes and other celebrants refused to leave a common area of the hotel hours after it closed, a hotel employee called police. After the uniformed officers arrived, Cervantes attempted to “intimidate” San Diego police officers who responded to the call. He refused to be cuffed and had to be physically restrained to protect hotel employees from him. As he struggled with the San Diego police, Cervantes repeatedly said, “I’m on your side.”

No charges were filed and Cervantes was allowed to remain on duty.

A year later, four Montebello police officers filed a $30 million suit against Montebello Police Chief Kevin McClure. The suit alleged that McClure regularly suffocated investigations of  illegal conduct by Montebello police and that the chief misused forfeiture funds.

Officer Shaun Diamond, who was killed during one of seven Swat raids on Mongols homes in October 2014, was a member of the Montebello Police Department. Three months ago, the city of Montebello renamed a downtown plaza after him.


24 Responses to “Oops He Did It Again”

  1. VAGO 1%er Says:

    @ Shyster
    Arrested 5/6/2015 @ 0330 hours
    Booked 5/6/2015 @ 0340 hours
    Released 5/6/2015 @ 0420 hours

    Looks like he already got special treatment.

  2. Phuquehed Says:

    @Shyster – Thanks for that info, and as you said, now we wait and see if there really is any non-corrupt justice.

    @Paladin – Let’s hope he get burned!

  3. Paladin Says:


    It’s normal for cops to be released on their O.R., right after being booked for DUI. Cervantes will have his drivers license restricted to: “to and from work only”, and will be reassigned to a desk for a year.

    In general, the courts take a very dim view of officer involved DUI charges, especially when aggravated with a traffic accident. On top of having to deal with whatever sanctions the court imposes, Cervantes will also get fanged pretty hard (20-30 days off, no pay) by the Montebello PD.

    When it’s all said and done, a first time, misdemeanor DUI for a civilian can be between $15,000-$20,000 and that’s without a TC. It’s going to be a lot worse for Cervantes. As corrupt as the LASD is/was, you didn’t want to ever be hammered with a DUI.

    Long May You Ride,


  4. roachclip Says:

    Shyster- Could anyone who took their case to trial and was previously convicted be granted a new trial based upon similarities, if he is set free of course? Just wondering.

    Respects, roach.

  5. FF Says:


    You got that right.


  6. Wolfenlover Says:

    NO SHIT SHYSTER!!! All for one, OR one for some & BS for the rest of us.

  7. Shyster Says:

    Christopher Andrew Cervantes
    Booking # 4317518
    DOB 2/6/1972

    Arrested 5/6/2015 @ 0330 hours
    Booked 5/6/2015 @ 0340 hours
    Released 5/6/2015 @ 0420 hours

    He was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputies from theWalnut Station. What already tells me that he will receive special treatment is the fact that he was released 40 minutes after he was booked and 50 minutes after he was arrested. THAT NEVER HAPPENS. I have represented over 750 people accused of DUI in Los Angeles County and NO ONE is ever released within 40 minutes of being booked. EVER.

    His first court appearance is July 6th in the Pomona Courthouse. Pomona is notorious for their tough on crime approach and the prosecutors there routinely will not reduce even a .07 DUI case. Add to the equation that a traffic collision also occurred which means that the D.A. should not only 100% file a DUI case against him but that they should not allow the case to be plea bargained downward.

    In addition, here in Cali when one gets arrested for DUI one also faces a mandatory drivers license suspension by the DMV. Statistically the DMV is successful about 95% of the time in suspending the arrestees driving privilege based on the DUI arrest.

    Let’s see if he gets special treatment. Stay tuned.


  8. roachclip Says:

    Straight Shooter- The same question darted through my mind. With all these cops that are getting snuffed. Guess we’ll know if something happens to Rocket.

    Respects, roach.

  9. Wolfenlover Says:

    Anyone else hear the “whisk, whisk, whisk” of the broom? I bet unless Rebel
    stays with this POS’s story, it will! Hope everybody is passing this along
    any way they can!

    RESPECTS Rebel & to the regulars

  10. Phuquehed Says:

    @popeye – You hit it right on the button!

    @JAFO – And you too…every pig *IS* a turd. If they cry ‘But *I’M* different!’, that’s bullshit too because they turn a blind eye to the pigs that *ARE* doing wrong.

  11. JAFO Says:


    Sort of like picking up a turd from the clean end?


  12. popeye Says:

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall when the committee sits down and figures out who wins these cop of the year awards. “Lets see how bout officer smith? . No that wont work he’s a rapist.” How bout officer brown hes a dedicated cop? No that wont work he got caught beating his wife last month…
    Must be hard to pick a winner out of a room full of shit that has betrayed the public trust. And even harder to do it with a straight face.

  13. Road Whore Says:

    Stupid fucking pigs.

  14. Straight Shooter Says:

    The DUI cop needs to submit to a drug test as well.
    “Officer Shaun Diamond” could he have been taken out for retribution by an obvious corrupt department? He was shot by one of his own, that is for sure.

  15. Oscar Says:

    Hey Rebel the age of Cervantes the montebello officer is 43 and he was officer of the year in 1985?was he 12 or 13 years old?

  16. FF Says:

    Wait, they were portobello mushrooms. But that stink….. like a montebello pig smells, just like a rotten asshole.

  17. Calvin, John Says:

    VT: Actually he was the Cabin Boy on the PD Marine Squad. His AKA was Ben Dover if memory serves. Hope this wipes things up, so to speak.


  18. FF Says:

    You know, this story reminds me of a night long ago when I worked on a loading dock on Delancey St in Newark, NJ. A truck driver had returned a skid of Montebello mushrooms because the customer refused it for damages. I was assigned to retreive it off his truck as nobody else wanted to deal with it as it was heavy and it was fucked up. The weight of the cans smashed through the pallet so in order to get the forks under it it was neccassary to spear a few cans. Also it was leaning quite a bit so the potential for disaster was palpable. But I always enjoyed a challenge and I managed to negotiate off the truck and onto the dock. At which point I scraped it off my forks in OS&D.

    Well, the following night I get the order to put it back on the truck, as the shipper refused to take it back. It was quite a process and it was even more damaged and I poked a few more cans. The driver was pissed but SOP dictated that another attempt to deliver was required and the consignee refused again. Long story short, I got the skid which was now busted up pretty bad and when I scraped it from my blades I placed it ontop of a good pallet.

    The next night somebody accid3ntally clipped it and knocked it over. There were cans o f montebello mushrooms rolling around, and some of them were the ones that got speared. Througho6t the early mornig, forklifts were smashing the cans because jobody wanted to clear up the mess. Well one of those cans that had been open for 72 hours was crushed and good lord the smell could knock a buzzard off a shitwagon. Some guys thought it would be f6nny to pick up the rotten montebello mushrooms and pitch them around the dock. I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes but that smell made me gag and dry heave.

    Around 6 am the supervisor told me that a final attempt to deliver the skid had to be made and would I be so kind as to put in the drivers truck. I was like, fuck that and I waited until the driver came in and I told him and showed him the stinky mess and boy, he was livid and he ripped the supervisor a new asshole. That skid sat on the dock for two more weeks until it was sent back to the shipper.

    Amazingly, the shipper sent it back and it sat on our dock for a month until finally I scraped that rank smelling pile of rotten montebello mushrooms off my blades into the dumpster out back.

    The rats never ate so good.

  19. VikingTrotter Says:

    Numbers don’t seem to add up. You list him at 43yrs old and he was top cop in 1985??? I don’t think he would have been old enough to drive let alone be a cop.

  20. Vago 1%er Says:

    Kill yourself Christopher. It’s the only honorable thing you have left.

  21. Base Says:

    And they wonder why the majority of the populace hates cops.

  22. Phuquehed Says:

    Yep, and the pigs want everyone to like them and trust them, they’re the good guys after all, right?

    The only good pig, is the one not breathing.

  23. Paladin Says:

    No matter the strength of the detergent used or the number of wash, rinse, spin cycles applied, the dirt within the fabric of law enforcement is never ending.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),


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