South Lake Tahoe police officer to be arraigned Thursday |

South Lake Tahoe police officer to be arraigned Thursday

South Lake Tahoe police officer Johnny Poland will be arraigned on five counts of witness tampering and obstructing an official proceeding next week, according to a Thursday statement from federal prosecutors.

Poland is scheduled to be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman in Sacramento at 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Poland was indicted on the federal counts Thursday, according to the statement.

Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.

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