San Diego Police Officer, Anthony Arevalos, was arrested and charged with 10 felony counts including sexual battery by restraint, receiving a bribe, assault and battery by an officer, and false imprisonment involving three alleged victims. The investigation continues and more charges may be filed as more than nine women may have been victimized by this cop, dating back to February 2010.
It is alleged that Arevalos would initiate a DUI investigation and then ask the women what they would be willing to do in order to have the charges go away. One woman gave the officer her underwear and another was taken to a 7-Eleven restroom where she was sexually assaulted.
Arevalos has plead not guilty and is out on $200,000 bail. The San Diego Police Department placed him on an unpaid suspension pending the outcome of this criminal matter. Arevalos faces more than 11 years in prison if convicted of the crimes currently charged.
So what does this mean for all the open drunk driving cases that involve this suspected rogue officer? They should be dismissed! After all, the officer’s credibility is directly at issue. His modus operandi (or M.O.) is to sexual assault during these types of investigations, calling into question the integrity of each and every DUI investigation he has performed. But, if they are not dismissed, it will be interesting to see if the San Diego City Attorney will put this officer on the stand to testify about how he investigates drunk driving cases.
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