SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Republican Assemblyman from the Central Valley won’t face criminal charges stemming from a sexual misconduct claim.
Sacramento police spokeswoman Linda Matthews said Thursday that investigators found no evidence to support a charge against Devon Mathis of Visalia.
Political blogger Joseph Turner had accused Mathis of sexual misconduct based on an anonymous interview with a person who claimed to have knowledge of it. No details of the alleged incident were disclosed by police.
Through a spokeswoman, Mathis has denied the accusation and noted nobody ever came forward to say they were a victim.
Earlier this week, the Tulare County Republican committee passed a resolution calling on Mathis to resign.
Allegations of harassment against several lawmakers have rocked the state Capitol.
On Thursday, the Legislative Women’s Caucus called for a unified review of Capitol harassment policies involving both legislative houses and both parties.