SANTA MONICA—Larry Jamieson, an employee for the Big Blue Bus was arrested on Monday, December 3, on charges of possession of child pornography.
Edward F. King, Director of Transit Services for the BBB addressed Jamison’s arrest in a memorandum sent to staff.
“This afternoon [December 3], Larry Jamieson, Transit Operations Superintendent, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on charges that he possessed child pornography. I know that many of you witnessed this arrest and wanted to share a statement issued by our city manager Rick Cole that shares what we know at this time. I share Rick’s sentiments and will provide appropriate updates, if and when, they become available,” said King in the memo.
“We are heartsick and devastated by the arrest of Larry Jamieson for allegedly possessing child pornography,” said Rick Cole, Santa Monica’s City Manager in a statement. “As City Manager and as a father of three, I share the reaction of anyone who hears about these disgusting allegations that prey on the innocence of children. We are fully cooperating with the LAPD investigation to ensure justice is done. We encourage anyone with relevant information to step forward and contact the LAPD.”
On November 24, Jamieson, the Transit Operations Superintendent for Santa Monica’s bus department since 2012 submitted his resignation, which the city accepted to be effective January 2, 2019. Pending resolution of the charges the city of Santa Monica has placed him on administrative leave, effective immediately.
Recently, another employee in the city of Santa Monica, Eric Uller, who was accused and charged with molesting four boys while he was a volunteer at the city of Santa Monica’s Police Activities League, was found dead in his apartment on November 15, from an apparent suicide.
The former city employee was charged on November 5 with three counts of lewd acts upon a child, two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, and one count of continuous sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed that Uller, 50, of Marina del Rey was expected back in court on November 15 in Department W30 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch. Uller was placed on administrative leave immediately upon his arrest.
Charges against Jamieson are the result of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the United States Homeland Security Investigations, Child Exploitation Investigations Group. Anyone with details is asked to call Detective Lisa Kelly or Detective Lisette Garcia at (562) 624-4027.