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NOV
6
3 YEARS

'American Idol''s William Hung Working for LA County Sherriff's Department

The government found a spot on the payroll for the "She Bangs" singer—as a technical crime analyst.

William Hung
Courtesy of Freemantle Media

America’s favorite American Idol auditioner has found a new gig – with the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department. 

After his Season 3 audition performance in 2004 of Ricky Martin’s She Bangs, William Hung became a viral hit and received a cult-like following, which led him to numerous talk show appearances, three studio albums, and his primetime television show debut on Fox’s Arrested Development. Now, it appears Hung has made a career shift.

According to TMZ, Hung is working for the LA County Sherriff’s Department as a Technical Crime Analyst, meaning he is analyzing trends and patterns in crimes. This can help law enforcement deploy resources in a more effective manner, as well as playing a role in apprehending suspects, solving crimes, and formulating crime prevention strategies.

A photo obtained by TMZ shows Hung teaching in front of a class sometime last week at a training facility. 

Before auditioning for Idol, Hung was a student at UC Berkeley, studying civil engineering.