San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 8, 2016/5:05 p.m.

INCIDENT: Penal Code 289.6 (a)(2) Sexual Activity with Confined Consenting Adult
Penal Code 288a(e) Oral Copulation with a Confined Consenting Adult

LOCATION: 6527 White Feather Road, Joshua Tree

SUSPECT(S): Brian Derryberry, 24 years of age

VICTIM(S): Confidential Female Adults


 On July 1, 2016, members of the Sheriff’s Department received information that a deputy sheriff, Brian Derryberry, was engaging in sexual activity with a female adult while she was incarcerated at the Morongo Jail. The allegation was immediately investigated by detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division. During the investigation, detectives obtained credible evidence indicating Derryberry had sexual contact with numerous female inmates while they were housed at the Morongo Jail. As a result of the investigation, detectives arrested Derryberry on July 8, 2016, at 5:05 p.m. and booked him at the High Desert Detention Center for Sexual Activity with a Confined Consenting Adult and Oral Copulation with a Confined Consenting Adult. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Derryberry was a member of the Sheriff’s Department since April, 2014. His last assignment was at the Morongo Station. Derryberry is no longer employed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Refer: Detective Donald Patton and Kathy Oros or Sergeant Dana Foster

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No. (909) 387-3615

Case No. 601600098

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700