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San Diego may pay $675,000 to woman assaulted by police officer

Former officer Anthony Arevalos was convicted of assaults on women. San Diego has tentatively decided to award one victim $675,000.
The city of San Diego has tentatively decided to pay $675,000 to a woman sexually attacked by a police officer who was later sentenced to prison after being convicted of a series of on-duty attacks.

The settlement, reached by the city attorney and the plaintiff attorney, must be approved by the City Council. Two other women have filed similar claims.

The officer, Anthony Arevalos, 41, an 18-year veteran, was sentenced in February to eight years and eight months in prison for multiple counts of bribery and assault. A traffic officer, Arevalos threatened to arrest women for traffic offenses unless they allowed him to see and touch their breasts or slip his hand down their pants, according to testimony in court.

Arevalos was fired when charges were filed. 


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Photo: Anthony Arevalos in court. Credit: Fox 5 - San Diego


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