FIRE LATEST: Firefighters Enter Day 14 Of Thomas FireClosures And Evacuations Live Blog | Listen Live | Full Coverage #CBSLAHelps: CBSLA teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for victims of the Southern California firestorms. Click Here to donate! You can also text CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to learn more. Celebrity Guests | Full Recap

SAN FERNANDO (CBS) — Police say a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested early Thursday after he was found in a parked car with a 15-year-old girl at 2 a.m.

Deputy Richard Di Giovanni, an 11-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, was booked on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

A woman who saw her teen granddaughter leave home with a man called San Fernando police, who found the pair at 2 a.m., parked on Hubbard Street, “doing nothing more than sitting there talking,” San Fernando’s interim police chief Gil Carillo told the Daily News.

Di Giovanni was booked just before 8 a.m. and later posted bail. He has been relieved of duty with pay, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman said.

The nature of the relationship between Di Giovanni and the girl was not known, and Carillo declined to say how his behavior contributed to the delinquency of a minor.

Di Giovanni was given the department’s Purple Heart after being shot in the line of duty in 2009 while chasing a man who had already fired at deputies in Lawndale.

A Sheriff’s Department spokesman says Di Giovanni will face an Internal Affairs investigation after the court case is over.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles
Plan Your Trip

Watch & Listen LIVE