Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
6/5/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
LONG BEACH POLICE OFFICER RELIEVED FROM EMPLOYMENT FOR POSTING GRAPHIC PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273
LBPDMediaRelations@longbeach.gov





Today, Friday, June 5, 2020, the officer responsible for posting graphic photos on his personal social media accounts has been relieved from employment with the Long Beach Police Department.

“Our organization is dedicated to our community and we must build upon the relationships we have while continuing to develop and foster new relationships,” stated Chief Robert Luna. "We hold our employees to the highest standards and will not ignore behavior that erodes public trust.”

The Police Department was made aware of the photos yesterday and immediately took action. The department began investigating the circumstances surrounding the photos and removed the officer from his patrol assignment then.