LAPD cop arrested on child pornography charges



An LAPD cop was arrested for possession of child porn and distributing obscene images of a minor, the Long Beach Police Department announced Wednesday.

James Diamond, a 25-year veteran of the force, was stripped of all police powers amid an administrative investigation, LAPD information officer Tony Im told The Post.

Diamond, 52, was last assigned to the personnel division, he said.

Long Beach detectives received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about possible online sharing of child sexual abuse material, the department said in a news release.

The detectives gathered “sufficient information” to identify Diamond, the release said.

Diamond was arrested in the city of Huntington Beach Wednesday morning and search warrants were issued for his home in Long Beach and at the LAPD, Long Beach police said.

He was booked on two felony counts of possession of child pornography and two felony counts of distribution of obscene matter depicting a minor, according to the arresting department.

Diamond’s bail was set at $100,000, the department said in its release.


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