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CHP officer accused of secret videotaping at Roseville residence

Jose Ignacio Roid.
Jose Ignacio Roid. Booking photo, Roseville Police Department

A California Highway Patrol officer has been accused of secretly video-recording an adult in the bathroom of a private residence in Roseville.

Jose Ignacio Roid, 30, of Roseville turned himself in Monday to the Placer County jail, where he was booked on a warrant, according to a Roseville Police Department news release.

On Aug. 11, Roseville officers investigated allegations that Roid had concealed a video camera in the bathroom of a private residence in Roseville and recorded an adult victim. The investigation resulted in a Placer County court issuing a warrant for Roid for an alleged misdemeanor involving use of a concealed camera or other video recording device to secretly videotape a person in a state of undress or partial undress without their knowledge or consent, police said.

CHP officials said that Roid, a seven-year veteran, has been assigned to the Truckee Area Office since graduating from the CHP Academy in January 2009.

In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon by the CHP’s Valley Division, Chief Janice Mulanix stated: “CHP is aware of the arrest of one of its officers by the Roseville Police Department for alleged behavior that occurred while the employee was off duty. I want to assure the public that we take any allegation of misconduct by our employees, whether on or off duty, very seriously. The CHP is fully cooperating with the investigating agencies. In addition, the CHP is conducting its own investigation into the allegations. While the investigation is being conducted, the employee has been placed on administrative leave and his peace officer powers have been revoked.”

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy