A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department captain who lives in Stevenson Ranch has been relieved of duty after allegedly being caught in a human trafficking location.
Captain Charles M. Norris IV, Acting Commander of the Special Operations Bureau, was caught entering a known human trafficking location and used his issued vehicle to travel to the trafficking location, according to officials.
Reports state that Norris was allegedly being tracked for two months prior to his arrest, according to The Current Report article.
Norris had been relieved of duty as of Monday, Sept. 11, and was asked to surrender his badge and gun, according to officials.
“The Department takes allegations of misconduct very seriously and expects all members, especially those in leadership positions, to act in an ethical and responsible manner,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement, from an LA Times article “Individuals who violate the Department’s values and high standards will be held accountable.”
Norris is listed as one of three people who oversee the Special Operation divisions and County records show he has been a captain since 2021, according to officials.
This is not the first time a captain has been put on leave; in 2020 two captains had sexual misconduct allegations against them and were put on administrative leave.
Both had recently been promoted by then-sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was also in office in 2021 when Norris moved to being captain.
Another Stevenson Ranch resident working for the LASD made headlines in recent weeks, who has been charged with conspiracy and several other crimes concerning his alleged attempts to cover up the possible DUI crash of another deputy last year.
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