$5.5 million? That's how much America's Finest City, San Diego, is going to have to pay for saving money for getting rid of its AntiCorruption Unit if one lady's jury pays the request.
This San Diego Superior Court lawsuit maintains she was unjustly arrested for DUI six months ago by a SDPD cop who suggested he would "let her go" if she would go.
The San Diego Police Department cop, Anthony Arevalos, faces no less than eighteen felony counts, including sexual battery, assault under color of authority and receiving a bribe.
The lady is going after $5 million in general damages and $500,000 in economic damages against the city for assault, battery, false imprisonment and emotional distress.
It's alleged San Diego city and its employees, Police Chief William Lansdowne and Arevalos, failed to provide proper training to San Diego police department officers and also that they discriminated against her because she is African American. She suggests her civil rights were violated when the SDPD cop stopped her in San Diego and filed a false police report, causing charges to be filed against her.
The lady's lawyer, Alexis Galindo of Long Beach, claims the cop repeatedly asked the woman for sexual favors in exchange for her release, but she did not comply.
San Diego drunk driving attorney prosecutors dismissed her DUI charges. Hence the lawsuit.