As we announced through a press release today, Officer Kevin Nguyen, a 7-year veteran of the Mountain View Police Department, was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation and arrest by the San Jose Police Department. During an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC), Officer Nguyen was ultimately placed under arrest for a section of the penal code related to the possession of child pornography.
If true, the allegation against Officer Nguyen is deeply unsettling. However, we trust and have faith in our judicial system to conduct a thorough investigation resulting in the appropriate outcome. In the meantime, we will continue to cooperate with the San Jose Police Department as they proceed with their criminal investigation. Additionally, we have launched our own internal administrative investigation into the matter consistent with our department’s policies and procedures.
This is an extremely difficult time not only for our police department family, but also for the Mountain View community and for any innocent parties involved. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing the very highest-level of service to you and will work tirelessly to continue to provide a sense of safety, security and transparency to the City of Mountain View.
We will provide updates as we are able to, but please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with our Community Action and Information Unit at 650-903-6344. While we cannot discuss an on-going investigation, we want to address and allay any of your concerns. Our doors are always open.
Anyone with information regarding the above case are urged to contact Detective Pierce of the San Jose Police Department’s Child Exploits Detail at 408-537-1381.
Updated: Have a concern, information or question regarding this a case related to this? Please call us at 650-386-8063.