Police cadet Alma Chavez filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Irwindale Police Department.
Chavez claims that she was sexually harassed by Lt. Mario Camacho, who allegedly kissed and groped her while they were on duty.
According to the complaint, Chavez initially rebuffed Camacho’s sexual advances but eventually gave in to them after he allegedly created a hostile work environment for the then 19 year old cadet.
Chavez alleges that she felt forced to quit after Camacho allegedly told her that he was giving her a two-week termination notice after discovering that Chavez was living with her boyfriend. Chavez submitted a letter of resignation after the above-mentioned meeting with Camacho.