Extremely Graphic Allegations Arise In Suspension of Cathedral City Police Chief

Extremely Graphic Allegations Arise In Suspension of Cathedral City Police Chief

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The Cathedral City Police Chief Travis Walker was placed on administrative leave in May. New reports shed light into extremely graphic allegations by a former city employee.

According to a report and documents obtained by Uken Report, Chief Walker allegedly “pulled out his penis and placed it in a female employee’s hand.” 

The complaint filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges acts of sexual harassment in six to eight different occasions.

The attorney based in Orange County, Darren Campbell, represents the CCPD employee, Loran Candelas in the lawsuit against Walker. Candelas is an emergency dispatcher with the department who first filed a sexual harassment complaint with the city in late April.

The city announced Chief Walker was suspended on the first week of May.

Mayor Mark Carnevale said it was the result of an internal matter.

Campbell said his client notified the city of the possible legal action through a Government Tort Claims Act letter, it gives both parties the opportunity to settle outside of court. The lawyer said the claim was denied by the city’s insurance company, therefore will file an official lawsuit with the Riverside County courts.

Walker has been police chief in Cathedral City since November 2017.

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