April 14, 2024
The Los Angeles Police Division is investigating a declare that “intimate” images of a division worker have been being shared on the web, probably by a former LAPD worker.

The division confirmed Friday that an inside affairs investigation into the allegations has been launched and that the division is cooperating with an outdoor felony probe into the matter.

“The Los Angeles Police Division doesn’t tolerate sexual harassment of any type and can take each motion doable to guard our worker and maintain accountable any particular person accountable,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore mentioned in a press release. “Ought to the investigation reveal a Division worker participated on this severe misconduct, the worker can be topic to self-discipline together with the opportunity of elimination and a felony prosecution.”

The information was first reported by the NBC4 I-Crew. The division didn’t launch any additional particulars on the allegations.

The incident comes on the heels of three different troubling nude-photo scandals within the LAPD which have come to gentle lately.

Officer Brady Lamas was charged in December by the Los Angeles County district lawyer with six counts of disorderly conduct for sending bare images of his spouse, who was additionally an officer, to different LAPD colleagues together with different males, in keeping with a felony grievance.

The LAPD mentioned Lamas was on residence task since January 2023, when the investigation started.

“My very own husband is a predator and he preyed on me,” his spouse wrote in courtroom papers. “I might have most well-liked that he punched me within the face.”

In September, LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza was awarded $4 million in damages over a nude picture that was doctored to seem like it was taken of her after which was shared across the division.

In 2020, LAPD Det. Ysabel Villegas settled for $1.5 million with town over claims that one other officer assaulted her and blackmailed her, threatening to share specific photos of her if she ended their relationship.