Criminal Investigation Into Officer Accused of Relationship with Student “Weak”
POSTED: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 12:49pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:57pm
EL PASO - The criminal investigation into a former El Paso police officer accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a high school student may have hit a roadblock.
Chief Greg Allen fired Sergeant Miguel Lucero earlier this month.
The decision was based on an administrative investigation that determined Lucero did in fact engage in an inappropriate relationship with the female student. It allegedly happened while Lucero was working as an off duty officer at Riverside High School.
But the criminal investigation doesn't appear to be moving as quickly.
"To be honest, the criminal investigation is weak. It's weaker than the administrative investigation for the simple fact that we aren't getting cooperation from the complaining parties as we expected," said Chief Allen.
The criminal investigation is still ongoing and Lucero has not been charged with a crime.