A former LAPD police officer who was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a minor has died while in custody, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
Paul Razo died while in LASD custody on Saturday, May 20.
“The inmate was within our custody when they were transported to Los Angeles County Medical Center for a preexisting medical condition. While being medically treated the inmate passed. The cause of death will be determined by autopsy by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner,” the LASD said in a statement.
Razo had been charged with eight counts of committing lewd acts with a minor by the L.A. County District Attorney’s office.
He allegedly sexually assaulted at least four boys. Two of whom were his relatives.