Police Department Fires One of its Own
POSTED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 2:25pm
UPDATED: Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 7:41pm
UPDATE: 2:35 p.m.
The Ysleta ISD confirms that Miguel Lucero worked at Riverside High School.
EL PASO - A police sergeant accused of inappropriate conduct has been fired.
Miguel Lucero, an 11 year veteran, is accused of engaging in a relationship with a female high school student where he worked in an off duty capacity.
An investigation began last month and when the allegations appeared credible, Lucero was placed on administrative duty.
After concluding Lucero's guilt in the relationship, the EPPD fired him this morning.
Criminal charges are possible in the case.
In a news release, a police department spokesman described Lucero's conduct as "a gross violation of the core values of the El Paso Police Department as well as various rules and regulations."