SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Sacramento police officer who was arrested at a hotel on suspicion of having illegal drugs while armed has been sentenced to enter a drug treatment program and serve time on a county work project.
The Sacramento Bee reports Friday Isaac Knutila will also be placed on five years’ probation as part of his plea.
Knutila’s attorney, Michael Wise, says the sentence acknowledges the ex-cop’s addiction, which he says resulted from post-traumatic stress disorder from years as a police officer.
Knutila was a 16-year department veteran when he was arrested while off duty in November 2016 after a nearly monthlong internal affairs investigation.
Authorities were tipped a month earlier by another law enforcement agency who said Knutila had been seen frequenting an area where prostitutes worked.