The LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted the raid, though police did not discuss details of the investigation beyond the clearing of Simmons' name. "No one in the Simmons family is a suspect in this investigation," an LAPD official said.
According to a representative for Simmons, the police are investigating a crime that may have occurred on their property last year while the bassist was on tour with KISS. "At this time, the police have requested that Mr. Simmons and his family not discuss the investigation publicly so as not to compromise it," the rep said in a statement.
After the search, Simmons' wife Shannon thanked fans for their support and urged them to "change your passwords!"
Thanks for your support. We couldn't be more horrified that someone used our residence for such heinous crimes. Law enforcement is on it.— Mrs ShannonTSimmons (@shannonleetweed) August 21, 2015
Goodnight and don't forget to change your passwords!!— Mrs ShannonTSimmons (@shannonleetweed) August 21, 2015