Statement Regarding DUI Investigation Involving Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo NR23735jc

November 5, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of media reports centering in part on cell phone footage capturing what appears to be a portion of a DUI investigation involving Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo and her being afforded the opportunity to complete the field sobriety test at what was characterized as a more private location.

Chief Moore directed the local command to review the officers’ body worn video regarding the officers’ action and at this point the officers’ actions do not appear to be inappropriate.

A critical aspect of a field sobriety test is to provide a reasonable location for the individual being examined to evaluate impairment without obstruction or distraction.

The officers conducting the investigation are given the discretion to perform the test at a location that best affords the evaluation of the individuals in an objective manner.