Cop’s accuser speaks out after passing polygraph test

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SAN DIEGO – A woman who accused a former San Diego police officer of sexual misconduct spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday after passing a polygraph test.

The victim decided to share her story after taking a polygraph to prove allegations made against her by ex-officer Donald Moncrief were false.

Moncrief’s attorney accused her of being a member of the notorious Del Sol gang and was providing him with leads the night she was arrested, according to a claim against the city. He claimed he gave her his private cell phone number to help with further leads.

UnknownAttorney Dan Gilleon is representing the woman and many other alleged victims of sexual misconduct by San Diego police officers.

“[The polygraph] was very threatening to her. It was intimidation in my opinion,” said Gilleon.

The alleged victim described her arrest in early 2013 and driven to Las Colinas Detention Center by 39-year-old Moncrief.

“He’d touch me a little bit, then made more remarks about how I have big breast and he wanted to see them,” the victim told Fox5.

“He pulled over to one spot, but he didn’t like it because there are too many houses,” she said. “He went to another spot and pulled over and put on my handcuffs. Then, he kissed me and he touched me.”

Moncrief has since resigned and the San Diego District Attorney has yet to file any charges against him.

“Here its skin to skin and lips to breast,” Gilleon said. “Its very serious and the DA should be doing something about it.”

The case came to light after the victim, who won’t reveal her identity, said she saw the media coverage of ex-officer Chris Hays. An investigation led by former SDPD Chief William Lansdowne found that Moncrief was actually the arresting officer.

“It just clicked and I remembered that I had the cell phone,” she said. “It was in police property and he had text me. He said, “’I told you it wouldn’t stick. When could we meet up?’”

Allegations against Moncrief prompted department-wide policy change.

5 comments

  • Doug PolygraphCom

    “[The polygraph] was very threatening to her. It was intimidation in my opinion,” said Gilleon. That is an understatement! The polygraph test is the most important test any of you will ever take. Until you take one, you have no idea how traumatic and grueling it can be – it is that way for a reason. The polygraphers want you to be so frightened that you "spill your guts". Some federal agencies give bonuses to polygraph operators that get the most damaging admissions! In fact, many people are so intimidated that they make statements that the polygrapher will use to incriminate them – some people are so frightened that they confess to things they haven't even done!

    There are millions of people who have been falsely branded as liars, simply because they had a nervous reaction when they answered a question. They have had their lives ruined because they believed the lie that the polygraph was reliable and accurate as a "lie detector", and that the polygrapher was an honorable professional who would treat them fairly. They found out the hard way that the polygrapher was just an interrogator – that the polygraph was just a prop he used to frighten and intimidate them. And worse yet, that the polygrapher could accuse them of lying without any evidence to prove that accusation and they could not challenge or appeal his decision! That's not fair, it is not the way things should be done in this country, but that's the way it is and that is the way it will continue to be until we put a stop to this state sponsored sadism and outlaw the use of this insidious Orwellian instrument of torture!

  • Joe

    This attorney and woman seem to be pay day chasers. Her story changed from what reported out before. Her attorney appears to have hired a polygraph person. I don’t buy the results.

    • Joe

      Why is he a hot head? It appears he was doing job like the tax payers pay him to do. This woman sees all of these women coming forward with claims against Hays and decides to say she was assaulted too. It turns out Hays wasn't even the officer who dealt with her. It was Officer Moncrief. She tells the police back in February that he exposed himself to her. I was questioning her story back then so made it a point to follow this case. I now see she comes to the media around when the city is about to drop the case and potential pay day. She told a completely different story than she told the police back in February. She didn't mention the exposing. She brought up something totally different this time. She stated he kissed her breasts. She didn't say that in her police report.

      I hope this is what the city needs to finally drop this case and let this poor man have his life back. I read he is a father. I am sure it has turned his life upside down. …….and you say I hope he gets what is coming to him. You are sad.

  • hockeypuck75

    Lets not rush to judgement here; let time work things out; I will say, who the heck stops anywhere late at night to remove/loosen handcuffs, so close to las colinas, if not with any ill intent officer should be fires for being stupid,

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