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Although he said the investigation was in its early stages, Hudson said that at this time there have been no other molestation allegations made against Derr.
The next morning, Nov. 27, Derr wrote an email to family members in which he made a vague denial of any "sexual failures" and alluded to a plan to kill himself, said Philip Derr, who received the email.
In July 2008, for example, he was named in a press release as the detective assigned to an investigation into a man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. The following year he worked on a case of an assailant who attacked and sexually assaulted a woman as she was jogging.
When he died, Derr was assigned to theft cases and had not worked sex crimes for years, an LAPD spokesman said. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the department's internal affairs unit has launched an investigation.