The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating allegations of misconduct involving a deputy and a member of the agency’s youth mentoring program.
The “alarming and disturbing” claims were discovered during a countywide review of the agency’s Deputy Explorer program and appear to be isolated, the department said in a statement released Tuesday.
The department has opened administrative and criminal investigations into the alleged misconduct, officials said. A sheriff’s spokeswoman declined to detail the misconduct or identify who was involved.
The Deputy Explorer program is an educational opportunity for people aged 14 though 21, allowing them to work...