Shawn Nimau

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Service Record

Lake County California Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service 2012[1]
Salary $78,378 (2012)[2]
Last Known Status Separated

Belmont California Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2013-2015[1]
Salary $135,742 (2014)[3]
Last Known Status Separated

Redwood City California Police Department

Rank Officer
Salary $347,181 (2019)[4]
Last Known Status Separated

The officer's name is also shown as Sean Nimau.


2016 Outstanding Duty Award

In 2016, Nimau received an Outstanding Duty Award for his actions during the arrest of an armed robbery suspect.[5]

Incident Reports

2020 Child Pornography

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police alerted Homeland Security Investigations that Nimau was using a Canadian social media platform to send child pornography. Nimau was in possession of hundreds of images of child pornography.[6]

Response Timeline

Nimau was placed on paid administrative leave.[5]

In March 2020, Nimau was arrested and charged with possession of child porn.[7] Nimau faces up to 20 years in prison.[5]

Nimau pleaded guilty.[7]

On June 21, 2022, Nimau was sentenced to two years in prison.[6][7]

On February 14, 2023, the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) showed Nimau as ineligible to hold a certification.[8]

On June 15, 2023, the POST Commission revoked Nimau's certification following his felony conviction.[8]

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