LPD releases more information on social media figure arrest
A Laredo Police officer could be in some legal hot water after she is accused of collaborating with a social media figure.
The Laredo Police Department is releasing more information about what led to the arrest of social media figure, Priscilla Villarreal Treviño, also known as La Gordiloca.
Police have released the name of the officer who was involved in the case of misuse of official information.
Authorities are confirming that 19-year veteran patrol officer, Barbara J. Goodman is on administrative reassignment, pending the outcome of the internal and criminal investigation of the case.
Investigator Joe Baeza says "For now, there are no indications that this officer or this agent of our department is guilty of anything. Basically, she's on this particular assignment until the case is clarified through the investigation.”
The district attorney’s office will eventually determine whether or not there were any criminal elements in the case.
Once that is determined, the next step is to file charges, which could be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on other findings.
The case is still ongoing at this time.
No additional details have been provided at this moment.
A woman known for her following on social media finds herself in trouble with the law.
Priscilla Villarreal Treviño, also known as her online name, La Gordiloca is facing felony charges.
Treviño turned herself in on Wednesday morning to authorities at the Laredo Police Department.
A police spokesperson says an investigation has been ongoing for some time now.
Treviño is accused of misusing official information. What is being investigated is how she obtained such information, how she benefited from it and how her use of the information affected police.
Investigator Joe Baeza says a conviction could mean jail time.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and her arrest is only the first step in the case.