At 19-years-old, Alma Chavez began working towards her dream job. She started as a cadet for the Irwindale Police Department with the goal of one day becoming a sworn peace officer. According to Chavez's attorney, Lt. Mario Camacho knew this and used that information to coerce her into accepting his unwanted sexual contact.
As discussed previously on this blog, former Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) employee Scot Graham had brought sexual harassment claims against former superintendent Ramon Cortines. LAUSD held a press conference on May 23 announcing details of a settlement it believed the school district had reached with Graham. LAUSD noted during the press conference that Cortines had admitted to a sexual encounter with Graham but that Cortines believed that it had been consensual.