San Diego city officials took no action regarding its police chief amid a renewed investigation into accusations the chief was sexually inappropriate with his former stepdaughter.
San Diego Mayor Araseli “Sally” Lichtenberger called an emergency meeting, the Alice Echo News Journal reported, after Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez told the Caller-Times he was picking up the 7-year-old investigation.
San Diego Police Chief Richard Nava was investigated by Robstown police and Child Protective Services in 2010 after his stepdaughter, Adalin Vasquez, killed herself using Nava’s gun.
On the day of Adalin’s funeral, her mother found sexually explicit letters from Nava to her 17-year-old daughter. Investigations also uncovered Nava’s DNA in Adalin’s bed.
Nava has not been arrested or charged. Robstown police turned the case over to the district attorney’s office but it was not presented to a grand jury.
Nava has not returned calls from the Caller-Times or spoken to other media.
At the end of the late meeting Wednesday, City Attorney Rumaldo “Rumy” Solis said the no-action decision was made under his legal advice, according to the Alice newspaper.
The paper reports Solis said officials would wait for more details before making decisions about Nava’s employment.
The district attorney has said the allotted time to charge Nava on most of the applicable charges has expired….
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