A Santa Ana police officer--fired when he was charged in a sexual assault case, but later reinstated--has been suspended amid new allegations of misconduct, officials said Friday.
Officer Michael Cabrera, 40, is being investigated for an unspecified on-duty incident and has also been charged with one count of welfare fraud and several charges of perjury, officials said.
"We looked at it and determined there may have been a crime," Chief Paul Walters said of the on-duty allegation. "We immediately turned it over to the district attorney's office. Once they finish their criminal investigation they will give us their report, and we will do our administrative investigation."
Cabrera has been suspended with pay during the investigations.
The district attorney's office said the welfare fraud and perjury charges are against Cabrera and his wife, Dale Lynn Cabrera.
The couple allegedly failed to report income while receiving welfare payments, according to the district attorney's office. In addition, the couple allegedly failed to report Cabrera's pension fund proceeds from the Santa Ana Police Department.