EL CENTRO — The El Centro police officer arrested Jan. 4 on suspicion of assault has been identified as Alejandra Hurtado, 28, according to Sgt. Max Sheffield, public information officer for the Imperial Police Department.
was booked into the Imperial County Jail and later released on bail,” said
also suspected of false imprisonment, Sheffield added.
are being carried out by both the Imperial Police Department and the El Centro
Police Department, explained El Centro Police Chief Brian Johnson. Hurtado is
on administrative leave until a resolution can be determined, he added.
The case was
initiated after an alleged victim was taken to Pioneers
Memorial Healthcare District’s hospital in Brawley and the staff there phoned
police on her behalf. During the investigation Imperial police learned the
suspect was a female El Centro police officer.
The suspect was later contacted by the
Imperial police Investigations Division, questioned, arrested and booked into
the county jail, Sheffield stated.
The assault was alleged to have taken
place on Jan. 3 at 3:21 a. m. Hurtado is suspected of attacking another person in
county District Attorney’s office did not immediately respond to an email
inquiring whether the case had yet been referred to it.