Las Vegas Metro Police Detective Lawrence Rinetti arrested on multiple charges

By Doug Poppa
Baltimore Post-Examiner
Reprinted with permission
Lawrence Joseph Rinetti Jr., a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detective was arrested on Friday and charged with selling, transporting, giving, or the attempt thereof of a Schedule I or II controlled substance, misconduct of a public officer and destroying/concealing evidence according to court records obtained by the Baltimore Post-Examiner.
Rinetti, a U.S. Marine and 13-year veteran of the department, is assigned as a Task Force Officer with the United States Marshals Service according to his LinkedIn account.
Court records indicate that Rinetti posted bail on Saturday to secure his release and has a scheduled court date of November 18, 2019.
The Baltimore Post-Examiner received information that Rinetti for the past five years is also a Fight Inspector with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). That information has been verified with the NSAC’s website.
The Nevada Revised Status defines misconduct of a public officer as one who: “Asks or receives, directly or indirectly, any compensation, gratuity or reward, or promise thereof, for omitting or deferring the performance of any official duty or for any official service which has not been actually rendered, except in case of charges for prospective costs or fees demandable in advance in a case allowed by law; or who employs or uses any person, money or property under the public officer’s official control or direction, or in the public officer’s official custody, for the private benefit or gain of the public officer or another.”
At the time of this story, it could not be determined if the charges stem from Rinetti’s official capacity with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department or with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Rinetti’s status with the LVMPD and the  NSAC as a result of his arrest is unknown at this time.
The Baltimore Post-Examiner has received information that the drug involved with Rinetti’s arrest is Oxycodone and or Oxycontin.
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Doug Poppa authored over 135 articles on the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, more than any other single journalist in the country. He investigates stories on corruption, law enforcement and crime. Doug is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former police officer, deputy sheriff and criminal investigator. Doug spent 20 years in the
hotel/casino industry as an investigator and then as Director of Security and Surveillance. He also spent a short time with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration.

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