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Sheriff’s Department Captain Relieved Of Duty Amid Criminal Investigation

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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Sheriff’s Department Captain Relieved Of Duty Amid Criminal Investigation


  1. Oh geez how stupid can people be ?

  2. Double dipping. Sampling the goods. Caught with his pants down. He got out of it what he put in it. It all came out in the end.
    Sounds like the ideal DemonicTaxRat nominee for the human trafficking task force.

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About Dani Gallegos

Dani Gallegos has grown up living in Santa Clarita her whole life. She went to LA Baptist high school and attended The Masters University for college majoring in communications and graduating in May of 2022. Dani loves to write about news and other things. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her dog and trying new places to eat.