LAPD officer charged after body-cam allegedly shows him fondling body of dead woman

via KTLA:

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Prosecutors filed a felony charge Thursday against a Los Angeles police officer accused of inappropriately touching the breasts of a dead woman while investigating her overdose earlier this year, officials said.

Los Angeles Police Department Officer II David Rene Rojas, 27, described as a 4-year veteran of the department, faces a count of having sexual contact with human remains, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and county booking records.

The alleged crime, which LAPD Chief Michel Moore described as "disgusting," took place on Oct. 20 when Rojas and his partner responded to the fatal overdose of a woman, officials said.

"While he was alone in the room, the defendant allegedly touched the woman's breasts," DA's office spokesman Greg Risling said in a written statement.

The misconduct was discovered when Rojas' body camera footage was reviewed on Nov. 20, LAPD officials said.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, said it will not be assisting in Rojas' defense.

Rojas was arrested shortly before noon and released from jail Thursday afternoon after posting $20,000 bail, officials said. His arraignment hearing was yet to be scheduled.

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