Bell Gardens Assemblywoman Under 'Further Investigation' Over Groping Allegations

June 13, 2018 - 4:21 pm

(KNX1070) -- Turns out... she's not in the clear yet. Further investigation will be done into a groping allegation against Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia.

Assembly Rules Committee leaders asked for it. And a new investigator will be appointed. 

Danny Fierro, a former Garcia staffer, claims his old boss inappropriately touched him four years ago.

The initial investigation found there was not enough evidence to back up his claim.

Fierro appealed, arguing several witnesses had not been interviewed.

Fierro's attorney, Robin Dal Soglio, won't say who but arguing some have "serious concerns" about retaliation.

Garcia says in a statement "the original ruling by the independent investigator found that the claims against (her) were unsubstantiated, which she insists was accurate."

No one KNX spoke with for this story was able to ascertain whether a new investigation would be done or if the first one was simply being reopened.