No Longer CHP Employee
The Redding California Highway Patrol officer accused of having child porn, weapons and drug possession is officially no longer an employee of the CHP.
45-year-old Gerald "Gary" Harris pleaded not guilty in July to two felony counts of possessing child porn, one felony for unauthorized use of a computer and one misdemeanor count for annoying a child, plus two special allegations.
Harris has also pleaded not guilty to possessing assault weapons, explosives, a controlled substance and embezzlement.
We told you last week that he was still making $3,100 every two weeks by using leave credits that came with his benefits.
CHP Captain Jerry Flavin told us Thursday afternoon that as of Friday, August 3rd, Harris is no longer an employee.
He said he couldn't elaborate because it was against peace officer confidentiality policy.
The investigation against Harris was launched in January when he had to have his work laptop fixed. Another officer tried to fix it and reportedly found porn.
The report from CHP investigators says they found numerous flash drives and computer discs during their investigation at his Anderson home.
On one flash drive was photo of a former student in his wife's second grade class at Meadow Lane. The camera was focused on her private parts and was date stamped September 2010. Investigators tracked the identity of the student and found she now lives in Roseville. The student said she remembered Harris being in the classroom everyday "after lunch and would leave shortly before school let out."
Investigators found a second flash drive at Harris' home. It contained more than 100 pictures of child erotica and nudity that were evidence in another CHP case.
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