An arrest affidavit provides more information about the arrest of a Corpus Christi police officer who’s accused of impersonating a Child Protective Services case worker.
KRIS 6 News obtained the document hours after Senior Officer Norma Deleon made her first court appearance to answer to a felony charge of impersonating a public servant, along with a misdemeanor charge of official oppression.
The incident in question happened on November 29, 2018. According to the affidavit, two officers were dispatched to an apartment on Carroll Lane at the request of Senior Officer Norma Deleon to help her perform a welfare check on a child. At the time, she was dressed in civilian clothes but one of the officers later said Deleon was thought to be acting in an investigative capacity with CCPD.
Deleon reportedly told the child’s father she was a worker with Child Protective Services and he let her inside the home. Once inside, Deleon allegedly woke up the child, then used her personal cell phone to put the girl on FaceTime with her grandmother.
The affidavit states there’s also body camera video from the uniformed officers showing the child’s father being detained while Deleon searched his apartment. Last month, the man told police he later learned deleon was not a CPS worker and she was dating the son of his child’s grandmother.
Deleon bonded out of the Nueces County Jail on Friday afternoon. She is currently on administrative leave while CCPD continues to review the case. The department says it will not release any other details at this time to protect the integrity of the case.
“We want to make sure that the detectives are able to do their investigation … because it could hamper it and it could hamper prosecution,” CCPD Lt. Michael Pena explained.
A special prosecutor has been assigned to this case.