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Eastern Sierra News for June 24, 2024





Bishop Police arrested former Inyo Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Birmingham this week at Home St. School.

Almost 5 years ago, Birmingham had faced a dozen charges ranging from sexual battery to false imprisonment and indecent exposure. Officers confirmed that they arrested Birmingham this week under a penal code section that says “Any person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Section 290, who comes into any school building or upon any school ground without lawful business thereon and written permission from the chief administrative official of that school, is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

Officers allege that Birmingham was coaching youth football at Home St. School without written permission from school administration. They also allege that he violated his probation from the earlier case.

Five years ago, Birmingham lost his job with the Sheriff’s Department and spent several months in Mono County jail.