Former Police Officer Sentenced for Drugs, Weapon Possession
DATE: January 11, 2018
CASE: Isaac Richard Knutila (Case #16FE021432)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Neil Ferrera, Special Investigations Unit
Isaac Richard Knutila pled no contest to all charges filed in this case; specifically, felony possession of controlled substances with a firearm and felony possession of an assault weapon. The Honorable Lawrence Brown sentenced Isaac Richard Knutila to 150 days in jail and five years formal probation.
On November 4, 2016, Isaac Knutila was contacted at a local hotel and found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana while armed with a loaded .40 caliber firearm. Police officers later searched his residence and located an illegal assault weapon. At the time of these crimes, Knutila was employed as a police officer with the Sacramento Police Department.
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert states, “The men and women in law enforcement do a tremendous job in protecting and serving our community. However, if a law enforcement officer or any citizen engages in criminal activity, they will be held accountable regardless of their profession or any other status they may have.”