Case # 18NM09112  

Date: July 12, 2018

OFF-DUTY LASD DEPUTY ARRAIGNED FOR CRIMINAL STORAGE OF FIREARM AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT FOR PLACING LOADED DUTY WEAPON IN 8-YEAR-OLD CHILD’S BACKPACK

SANTA ANA, Calif. – An off-duty Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputy was arraigned today for child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm after placing his loaded duty weapon in a child’s backpack.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Manuel Murillo, 37, Ontario

Charged on June 6, 2018, with the following misdemeanor counts:

  • Child endangerment by caretaker
  • 2nd degree criminal storage of a firearm
  • 3rd degree criminal storage of a firearm
  • One year in county jail 

Pre-trial hearing

Aug. 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department N-9, North Justice Center, Fullerton

Circumstances of the Case

  • On April 11, 2018, off-duty LASD Deputy Murillo is accused of placing his loaded firearm into his 8-year-old relative’s backpack and driving to drop the child off with the child’s caretaker.
  • The caretaker was made aware of the firearm approximately 25 minutes after Murillo left and contacted the Fullerton Police Department (FPD).
  • FPD investigated this case.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Devin Campbell, Special Prosecutions Unit

 



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