An Albuquerque police officer resigned Friday after officials said he refused to cooperate in an investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate contact with a girl he encountered during a call for service.
Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said officer Josh DeLeon was initially placed on administrative leave on March 9 while detectives investigated the allegations against him.
He said the allegations involved DeLeon having “inappropriate contact with an underage female after he encountered her during a call for service.”
It is unclear if DeLeon has an attorney.
Gallegos said the department has launched an internal investigation into DeLeon and are “working with an outside agency to determine whether criminal charges are warranted.”
Gallegos did not say when the alleged incident occurred or give any other details on the matter.
DeLeon was involved in a controversial police shooting just months ago.
DeLeon used a Taser on Jesus Crosby at the same time as officers Alex Couch and Chance Gore fired on Crobsy, killing him. Crosby had a history of mental health issues and was known to police.
Crosby was wielding a pair of nail clippers when he was killed.
Officials have said the investigation into the Crosby shooting led to training referrals for eight officers for a lack of supervisor, failure to create distance and other shortcomings.
A working group made up of department leaders also determined officers did not de-escalate and DeLeon missed an earlier opportunity to use a Taser to take Crosby into custody.