Allegation of Sexual Orientation Harassment

October 24, 2008

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department has initiated a personnel complaint based on allegations of sexual orientation harassment.

Allegations of serious misconduct have been made against a member of the Los Angeles Department.  The complainant has decided to release a detailed account of the incident.  However, California Law precludes the LAPD from releasing specific information related to complaints against police officers.  

Respect for individuals is one of the Department’s Core Values.  The Department Core Value, Respect for People, which is available online at reads in substantive part, “We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity. By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the Los Angeles Police Department.”     

A complaint of sexual orientation harassment is an allegation of serious misconduct and will be fully investigated.  Notifications have been made through the LAPD Chain of Command and to the Police Commission.     

Victims or anyone with information should call Internal Affairs investigators toll free at 1-800-339-6868.  Callers may also use the 24 hour tip line at 1-877 LAPD 24/7.  Those wishing to remain anonymous may use their cellar phone and text to “CRIMES” or by logging on to and clicking on “webtips.”  When using a cell phone, callers should always begin the text portion of the message with the letters LAPD.  Texting or internet tips provided in this manner are anonymous.