SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTACT:Sandra Lyon†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

310.450.8338, ext. 70229†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† 31 OCT 2011

 

 

LASD Finds no probable cause in allegations against smmusd employees

 

The Board of Education, on June 30, 2011, directed staff of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to initiate a third-party investigation as soon as the results were presented from the Sheriff Departmentís Internal Investigation involving allegations that Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District employees had intimidated victims and/or witnesses and destroyed evidence in the racial incident involving members of the Santa Monica High School wrestling team.

 

The Santa Monica Police Department released today the results of that investigation, which found no probable cause that any staff member or employee of SMMUSD acted in such a manner that supports an allegation of criminal misconduct.

 

As per the direction of the Board of Education, a third-party investigator will immediately begin a subsequent investigation of the incident to examine whether existing policies, practices, and procedures were followed immediately following the incident and to make recommendations about changes that should be made.Results of this investigation will be made public upon the investigationís completion.

 

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SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

1651 16TH Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

ph: 310.450.8338; fax: 310.581.1138

www.smmusd.org