A student government commissioner at
Omar Arce, 21, is scheduled to be arraigned on the false imprisonment charge Friday after he was taken to the West Hollywood sheriff's station, said Nancy Greenstein, a spokeswoman for the UCLA Police Department.
Student association President John Joanino, who announced Arce's arrest, said in a statement that the work of his office won't stop.
"The CSC is comprised of resilient students dedicated to service, civic engagement, and community empowerment," Joanino said.
He added that he would work to ensure "the office continues to run smoothly and that this incident does not affect or jeopardize the tireless work of the CSC's staff members."
Arce immigrated to the United States from Mexico when he was 12, according to his biography on the UCLA website. Arce found his calling in service and began tutoring kids in Mid-City his freshman year and said he wants UCLA to become the most service-minded college in the nation.