Settlement with victim of disgraced officer approved by City Council (Sam Spital)


“A former SDPD Officer previously convicted of felony and misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, bribery and assault and battery by a police officer and sentenced for nine years in State Prison was reported on November 14, 2012 in the CBS online news to have been the perpetrator to several women victims, one of whom received a nearly ¾ million dollar settlement approved by the San Diego City Council. Among other chilling facts, this particular victim told about the officer stating he would let her go without a citation for a vehicular violation ‘if she showed her breasts and let him put his hand down her pants,’ at which point the former officer reached into her pants and touched her private parts. This traffic stop at 2:00 a.m. no doubt resulted in severe emotional distress to the victim and she will likely be scarred for a very long time. On the other hand, the former officer’s career in law enforcement is over and he no doubt regrets these improprieties; it is hoped he will consider his actions and strive to have remorse and rehabilitation for his crimes.”