Arrest of a Former Police Officer by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for Sexual Misconduct NR23122ti

May 16, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of the criminal case involving former Police Officer Paul Razo. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division initiated an administrative investigation, which is being conducted simultaneously with the pending criminal case. The administrative investigation will include reviewing his past work history for similar behavior.

Chief Michel Moore is deeply disturbed by these allegations as they are in direct opposition to the Department’s Core Values and expectations of a Los Angeles Police Officer.

Officer Razo has been employed by the Los Angeles Police Department for approximately 24 years and was last assigned to Hollywood Area as a training coordinator. He separated from the Department in March 2023.

On May 5, 2023, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed eight counts of lewd acts with a child against Razo and he is currently in custody.

The Department is fully cooperating with the District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s investigation relating to Razo’s alleged criminal conduct.