skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

DA Dumanis Declined To Charge Officer For Molesting Motorists

Audio

Aired 6/24/11

One of the highest profile SDPD misconduct cases involves Officer Anthony Arevalos. He's accused sexually assaulting women he'd stopped for traffic violations.

San Diego's police department has seen a rash of police misconduct cases this year. One of the highest profile cases involves Officer Anthony Arevalos. He's accused of bribing and sexually assaulting women he'd stopped for traffic violations.

Arevalos is now facing 10 felony charges. But Voice of San Diego reporter Keegan Kyle reports that Arevalos could have been off the streets a year ago. He discussed the case on air today with KPBS Reporter Katie Orr. Keegan's story posted today on Voice of San Diego explains what happened in 2010.

Dumanis, who is running for mayor, would not discuss her decision not to charge Arevalos following the original complaints. And police officials declined to say why the officer was allowed to remain on duty following the serious accusations against him.

Comments

Avatar for user 'HarryStreet'

HarryStreet | June 24, 2011 at 6:47 p.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

The answer is simple. Arevalos was protected for some reason that has yet to be disclosed. Maybe it was because the issue would be too embarrassing for the police dept and someone (high up) thought the issue would go away with a behind-the-scenes warning to Arevalos? Or maybe he (Arevalos) had a wild card up his sleeve that would've proved embarrassing if revealed, so members of the police encouraged Dumanis to not file charges? We'll probably never know, but...

( | suggest removal )

Avatar for user 'Missionaccomplished'

Missionaccomplished | June 24, 2011 at 9 p.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

So also refused to prosecute Burt Hulbert for beating up a 17 year old while off-duty, causing a fracture--all for smoking the evil weed! NIce going BONNIE D. Just like you didn't care about that scum that ended up killing the Gonzalez girl. Cops must think it's worth the risk as long as dumbanis is DA.

( | suggest removal )

Avatar for user 'SD_Tim'

SD_Tim | June 24, 2011 at 9:28 p.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

Details of this Feb. 2010 arrested were posted here three months ago:

http://www.cbs8.com/story/14282350/woman-accused-sdpd-traffic-cop-of-sexual-assault-one-year-ago

( | suggest removal )