Santa Paula: Community Protests New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse

Photo credit: @La Hummingbird Flicks  By Serran Soledad Last Saturday, community members protested outside the Santa Paula Police Department (SPPD), demanding the removal of newly hired Police Chief Travis Walker. In 2019, Walker was dismissed from his position as police chief of Cathedral City following a lawsuit stemming from allegations of sexual harassment against a female officer. The announcement of his hiring drew backlash from … Continue reading Santa Paula: Community Protests New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse

Santa Paula: New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse and Use of Excessive Force Hired

By Serran Soledad On February 1, Travis Walker will begin his service as Police Chief of Santa Paula, just over 14 months since his dismissal as the Cathedral City Police Chief, where he was embroiled in a lawsuit stemming from sexual harassment allegations made by female officer Loran Candelas. According to the lawsuit, Candelas states that Walker sexually assaulted her “on at least six to … Continue reading Santa Paula: New Police Chief with History of Sexual Abuse and Use of Excessive Force Hired