Randolph Torres

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Service Record

Agency Orange County California Sheriff's Department
Rank Deputy
Dates of Service Hired in 2004. Fired in 2019. Reinstated in 2021.[1]
Salary $239,817[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2018 Mishandling of Evidence

In 2018, the Sheriff and District Attorney began investigating problems of deputies who were not booking evidence in a timely manner, and sometimes not at all.[1]

In 2019, Torres was discovered to have discarded evidence, including a gram of methamphetamine, syringes, a replica gun, and a cellphone into an office trash can out of fear that he would be caught by the internal audit.[1]

Department Response

In December 2019, Torres was fired. The department said that he could no longer be trusted and the "OCSD could not tolerate the legal risks."[1]

On December 3, 2021, an arbitrator found that Torres' behavior was "unjustified and egregious" but ruled that the termination was too severe of a punishment and that he must be rehired. The arbitrator cited cases where other offenders were not terminated. Torres will lose an estimated $480,000 in salary and benefits for the two years since his firing.[1]

Legal Action

No criminal charges were filed against Torres.[1]