A Santa Monica city employee was arrested on Friday, May 30 after allegedly taking inappropriate photos of minors he was chaperoning on a Santa Monica Police Activities League outing to a L.A. Dodgers game.
SMPD Lt. Jay Moroso said the Los Angeles Police Department reported the arrest of Donald Condon, age 55, of Culver City for misdemeanor child annoyance.
“It is alleged that he took inappropriate photographs of minors in public while chaperoning them on a Santa Monica Police Activities League outing to a Dodger’s game,” Moroso said. “Mr. Condon is a part-time employee of the City of Santa Monica. He was placed on paid administrative leave on Monday, June 2, 2014 pending the outcome of the ongoing criminal and administrative investigations.”
Moroso said the City of Santa Monica takes this situation very seriously and is cooperating with the Los Angeles authorities.
“The City took immediate action to inform the families of those youth who participated in the outing and will continue to take steps to insure the wellbeing of the youth,” Moroso said.
According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department inmate booking website, Condon was released on $20,000 bail on May 31. His next scheduled court appearance is June 25 at the LAX branch courthouse.