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 Explorer program and appear to be isolated, the department said in a statement released Tuesday.
The Sheriff’s Explorer program is a volunteer opportunity for about 400 people ages 14 through 20 as a way to build confidence and maturity while learning about the law enforcement profession.
The department’s investigation follows a
Gomez was presented with this badge at his retirement ceremony Friday.