DALLAS – The same Dallas police sergeant who helped bust a subordinate officer in a gambling case has now been arrested after allegedly taking part in an illegal gambling operation inside a southern Dallas convenience store.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Sgt. Latasha Moore was arrested after an undercover Dallas police agent recorded at least five incidents between the dates of Feb. 9 and June 12, 2018, in which illegal activity was taking place at the One Stop Food Store located on South Hampton Road.
The illegal activity was allegedly conducted on four gambling machines that violate the Texas Penal Code, the warrant states. It alleges that the undercover officer saw Moore both witnessing and participating in gambling activities.
In December of 2017, WFAA reported on Moore’s involvement in a separate illegal gambling scheme. In that case, Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Edrick Smith was accused of gambling promotion, bribery and misusing official records.
Investigators say Smith bribed Moore with a $100 restaurant gift card to keep quiet about his gambling. Moore ultimately helped public integrity investigators bust Smith for his use of an illegal gambling house just months before her alleged gambling activity was discovered.
Smith was released on bail soon after his December arrest.
According to the affidavit, Moore happened to be on duty near the location Tuesday, when the search warrant was conducted at the convenience store. She was arrested soon at the Dallas police headquarters and has been placed on Administrative Leave during an ongoing criminal and administrative investigations.
Her bond is set at $1,000. The gambling machines were taken from the One Stop Food Store and taken to the Dallas auto pound, according to the warrant.
Moore was a nominee for Dallas PD's supervisor of the year award in 2016.