One of them, who worked in the human smuggling unit, had two illegal immigrants in his house along with ten pounds of heroin. Another is apparently a member of the Sinaloa cartel and pregnant with the child of a cartel leader. Both had been certified by ICE.
I’m not here to bash Sheriff Joe this time (although he can certainly deserve it) but rather to point out that the corruption is so pervasive and amounts of money so huge that dirty cops are to be expected. These three appear to be very dirty cops indeed.
More to the point, if guilty, were they corrupted before or after joining the force? I’m guessing before. If so, then cartel members are deliberately infiltrating police departments.