SAN FRANCISCO—An officer with the San Francisco Police Department has been arrested for possession of child pornography. According to a press release from the SFPD, in February 2017, the SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) learned that a SFPD officer could have been in possession of child pornography.
The San Francisco Police Department Internal Affairs Criminal Division initiated an immediate investigation based on information provided by the ICAC Unit. They discovered significant evidence to obtain an arrest warrant for Officer Joshua Enea, 37, of Antioch. He was taken into custody by authorities on Wednesday, July 26 for felony possession of child pornography 311.11(a) PC. Enea, a ten-year veteran of the SFPD, has been placed on suspension without pay. During the course of the investigation, he was removed from direct contact with the public.
“The public’s trust is of the utmost importance to the members of the SFPD. The Department will continue to work hard with the community to build and maintain this trust. As the Department has emphasized in the past, members will continue to hold each other accountable and will act swiftly to report any behavior that might bring dishonor to the Police Department and the City of San Francisco,” states a press release from the Department’s website.
The SFPD Internal Affairs Office worked alongside the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office on the case. The SFPD thanks Senior Assistant District Attorney Paul Graves from the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, as well as the SFPD personnel assigned to the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory for their assistance during this investigation.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have been a victim or had suspicious contact with Joshua Enea to contact the Internal Affairs Criminal Unit at (415) 882-8420.