USPS regulator fires its chief data officer following felony arrest

The Postal Service’s regulatory agency has fired its first chief data officer, in light of pending felony charges following his arrest in San Diego, California.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Amber Baggs said on July 12  that Russell Rappel Schmid, the Postal Regulatory Commission’s first chief data officer, was arrested Monday by the San Diego Harbor Police Department, and charged with allegedly arranging to meet with a minor for lewd purpose. He was in San Diego attending a conference.

Baggs said Rappel Schmid was booked into San Diego Jail and released on bail early Tuesday morning. He is scheduled for felony arraignment on July 18.


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