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POSTED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 6:12pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 11:26pm

El Paso Police Sergeant Miguel Lucero has been fired for having an inappropriate relationship with a high school student.

The matter is considered so serious, the chief of police called a news conference today. The sergeant is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl while working off-duty as a school resource officer.

While the criminal investigation is on-going, police say they have enough information to determine there was an inappropriate relationship, so they fired him.

"How does this make me feel?" Chief Gregory Allen asked. "Not very good, I can tell you that."

Police Chief Gregory Allen was visibly upset as he talked about his decision to fire police sergeant Miguel Lucero of the Pebble Hills Regional Command.

"Sergeant Lucero engaged in inappropriate relationships with a female student," Allen said.

Lucero worked off-duty at Riverside High, in the Ysleta Independent School District, as a resource officer.

Chief Allen says the inappropriate relationship was reported by the victim's boyfriend in mid-September. That's when Lucero's ability to work off-duty was suspended and the department began investigating. Lucero was placed on administrative duty early last month.

"The allegations were pretty sound that's why I'm able to take this immediate action as opposed to other cases," Allen said.

Lucero has had one other complaint sustained against him in his 12 years on the force. Police wouldn't give us the details of that case today. We just know it was an off-duty incident resulting in a written-reprimand.

"The El Paso Police Department will always take matters such as this very seriously and take the appropriate action," Allen said.

With a commander, assistant chief, and deputy city manager among the attendees of today's press conference. Chief Allen calls this a gross violation of EPPD core values and that Lucero should have known better.

"When it's an officer that's taking advantage because of his maturity or the fact that he's dealing with a younger person, that should not, that goes without saying, in my opinion, not to be doing that," Allen said.

We still don't know Lucero's age, or if there could be any other victims. The criminal investigation is ongoing, so he has not yet been booked on any charges.


 

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Some of you cops out there either, dont believe that this abuse exists, are putting your heads in the sand (among other places), or really committed to the standards you pledged when you got your badge. I dont really feel good calling you guys Payasos, but prove me otherwise.

I think that with something like this, because of a police officers position in the community, a second chance should NEVER been given. If he would have been fired after the first incident, that poor girl would never have had to go through this. As least not at the hands of one of "El Paso's finest". I hope Chief Allen takes this into consideration.

I blame the teenager too because I know officer Lucero for many years and he dont look that kind of person. Thats weird that the boyfriend of the teenager accused him and not the teenager.

I agree KTSM continues their bias reporting and Witch Hunt on the EPPD. All organizations and I mean All, including families, have skeletons!! KTSM has them too. All groups have some bad apples but that doesn't make the bushel rotten.
Though not perfect I am proud to be an El Pasoan, I am proud of the job by our EPPD and I believe the city government is doing a good job.
Go out and try their difficult jobs before you open your big mouths. If you hate and don't trust any group in El Paso MOVE!

anybody else would be charged with statutory rape . . . chief here is saying it was an inappropriate relationship.

and where is the picture? that irvin guy had his face plastered all over the city

uh no where does it say he had sex with her just inappropriate relationship it doesn't mean sex...they'll release his picture once he's been fired completely..why do you want to see his face??intrested???

does anyone put the blame on the girl as well, yes he shouldn't have done what he did but she
s also to blame...yes she's only a kid but have you seen the way these girls dress now a days

Betty crocker, you do a disservice to ALL women and to good and decent men everywhere. It doesn't matter how this girl was dressed or even if she came on to him. She is a child and he is an adult and a police officer besides. All men do not exploit and assault women just because they can. I feel very sorry for you if these are the only men you know.

I agree KTSM continues their bias reporting and Witch Hunt on the EPPD. All organizations and I mean All, including families, have skeletons!! KTSM has them too. All groups have some bad apples but that doesn't make the bushel rotten.
Though not perfect I am proud to be an El Pasoan, I am proud of the job by our EPPD and I believe the city government is doing a good job.
Go out and try their difficult jobs before you open your big mouths. If you hate and don't trust any group in El Paso MOVE!

HOORAH to that!!

A teacher is accused of sexual misconduct at a high school, his name and picture are published immediately, why not the same for a dirty cop. Still a double standard oh the way these social misfit payasos are handled. Kudos to the chief for coming forth and fessing up one of his is dirty, lets hope we see more of this in the future. a baby step in the right direction, but a step none the less to clear PD of unfit incompetent animals in their ranks.

well aroland7 aka payaso7 i think that you have to be officially charged and jailed before you can post a photo dummy. when and if this officer is officially indicted then his photo will be posted so that you can have your second of pleasure ok?? just relax and ... i know why dont you apply for the el paso police since your perfect and become chief ok?? please? i will give you a hiring bonus if you make it i swear!! ugh you irritate me really bad :) have great day payaso7!!

They fired him because they knew KTSM would find out and expose their butts. KTSM, you have done a good job.

Anyone wants to comment in how this is bias reporting by KTSM? Anyone?

this report concerns the biased coverup of a corrupt police department

Finally, EPPD is taking immediate action against their own and disregarding the brotherhood doctrine.

Thank you channel 9 and thanks to the journalists who have been looking into the EPPD.

El Paso Police Department is out of control. Starting to look look like the Juarez Police Department. Fire and get rid of all the police officers with a long rap sheet and hire new ones!

Book him, and put him in jail. wtf!!

35-years old- that is his age.

Ok! So wheres the picture of the alleged Child Predator?

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