Fifth San Diego Police Officer Accused of Misconduct
Thursday, April 14, 2011
SAN DIEGO A San Diego Police Department sergeant accused of stalking and harassing a female colleague is one of five members of the agency facing allegations of criminal conduct, a department spokeswoman confirmed today.
Kenneth H. Davis, a 23-year SDPD veteran, has been reassigned to desk duty pending the outcome of the case, public affairs Lt. Andra Brown said.
Davis was charged in February with one count of stalking and three counts of making harassing telephone calls, according to Brown, who said the alleged victim is a female officer on the force. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for April 27.
Authorities declined to release details about the allegations and did not publicly identity the officer or disclose any other information about the case until this morning.
Four other San Diego police officers have been accused of various crimes over the last several months.
A motorcycle officer whose name has not been released by the department is under investigation for allegedly causing an off-duty Feb. 22 traffic accident on Murray Ridge Road in Serra Mesa while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of the crash. The District Attorney's Office is reviewing the allegations.
In March, an SDPD vice officer resigned amid accusations of raping a Point Loma Nazarene University student at an El Cajon home. He has not been charged in the case, which remains under investigation. Police have withheld his name, as well.
On March 11, Officer Anthony Arevalos, 40, was arrested after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her following a traffic stop in the Gaslamp Quarter. Four other women subsequently came forward and made similar allegations against Arevalos, who has pleaded not guilty to 18 felony counts,
including sexual battery, false imprisonment, assault under color of authority and receiving a bribe.
On March 24, SDPD Officer Roel Tungcab was arrested by sheriff's deputies in the aftermath of a fight with his wife at their Imperial Beach home. Tungcab, 39, faces misdemeanor domestic violence charges.