Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA - Pomona Police promptly arrested a former Upland Police officer hours after he was released by his department.
Joshua Duarte, 31, was arrested January 11. He was a probationary police officer with the Upland Police Department since August 19, 2019, according to Cpt. Marcelo Blanco of the Upland Police Department in a written statement.
Duarte is accused of sexual battery while off duty, Blanco said.
“I can tell you that I am disturbed by the allegations. The alleged conduct is inconsistent with the expectations of an Upland Police officer and do not reflect the majority of our officers who work hard every day to maintain the trust and support of our community,” said Upland Police Chief Darren Goodman.
Duarte posted bond and is scheduled to appear in court February 3, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
Specifics on the investigation by Pomona Police have not been revealed.