- Unified School District patrol officer to be arraigned on charges related to an investigation into domestic extremism by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
- A search of his home turned up an unregistered assault rifle and Alfredo Luna Jr.’s employment with PSUSD ended April 7.
- Luna, who had also worked as a Cathedral City police officer, was a QAnon conspiracy theorist and right-wing militia member.
Desert Sun Writes:
“A Palm Springs Unified School District patrol officer who is set to be arraigned Monday on charges related to an investigation into domestic extremism by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is no longer employed by the district.
Joan Boiko, a spokeswoman for the district, confirmed that Alfredo Luna Jr.’s employment with PSUSD ended April 7, though she declined to say if he resigned or was fired.
According to documents filed in Riverside County Superior Court, Luna, 41, was arrested on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, after a prior search of his home turned up an unregistered assault rifle. District officials said he had been placed on paid administrative leave shortly after his arrest.
Authorities alleged that Luna, who also previously worked as a Cathedral City police officer, was an adherent of the QAnon conspiracy theory and a right-wing militia group.
He was taken into custody near the PSUSD building on District Drive and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning before being released the following day after posting $250,000 bail.
According to the arrest warrant, when authorities searched Luna’s home, they found an unregistered Smith and Wesson rifle under his bed.
Investigators stated that when they questioned Luna about the gun, he said he had bought it from a former coworker at the Cathedral City Police Department during his time there, but could not remember the seller’s name…”
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