City agrees to pay $1M to 2 victims of predator cop

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The City Council has approved two settlements worth nearly $1 million with women who said they were sexually abused by former San Diego police Officer Christopher Hays.

One woman will receive $550,000. She alleged that she suffered personal injuries in an encounter with ex-SDPD Officer Christopher Hays on Oct. 31, 2013. The other woman settled for $400,000. She claimed emotional injuries from her interactions with Hays on June 12 that year.

Hays pleaded guilty last August to false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of assault and battery under the color of authority by a peace officer, and was sentenced to one year in jail -- but spent five months in jail.

Three women testified earlier last year that they were groped while being searched by the four-year SDPD veteran, who resigned the day after he was charged. One woman told the judge that she has trouble sleeping in her own bed after Hays followed her to her apartment and had her expose her breasts and told her to touch his groin.

A fourth woman also said Hays groped her after her arrest for shoplifting.

Deputy District Attorney Annette Irving said Hays was banking on the notion that his victims would never tell what he did to them. At his sentencing, Hays apologized to the victims and his family for any pain he caused, saying, "It's not something I'm very proud of.''

In April, the City Council approved settlements with two other women who sued as a result of encounter with Hays. One was for $1.25 million and the other for $60,000.

The actions by Hays and a couple of other officers led to a federal investigation of the San Diego Police Department. Of 40 recommendations made to strengthen policies designed to prevent officer misconduct, 19 have been implemented and the rest are in the process of being implemented, according to an SDPD report.

The council is also scheduled to consider separate payments totaling nearly $1.2 million, of which about two-thirds would go to to Chad Farmer and Jami Glassman, whose home was damaged by a pair of water main breaks in October and November 2013, and the remainder to Chartis Property Casualty Company, which insured the couple.


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  • 0928texas

    More than two million dollars and the SDPD supervisors – Sergeants, Lieutenants, Captains, Deputy Chiefs, and Chief Zimmerman – still have no repercussions. Some have even been promoted, or moved to promotions in other agencies. Management’s handling of Arevalos and Hayes has cost the City more than $8 million dollars.

    And they are all still in management, or retired with full pensions.

  • Ron

    What BS, he should have just taken the bitches to jail for DUI!!! They got off and now get paid? Such a crock of shit!

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