San Diego police continue to face a number of criminal and civil cases alleging officer misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to illegal groping.
Here’s a rundown of some of the most prominent ones:
Current officers and a sexual misconduct victim are suing the department.
The officers argue they faced sexual harassment within the department in recent years. A victim of a former officer wants damages – and changes to how the department operates.
Carl Hershman Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Hershman is an SDPD officer who worked in the sex-crimes unit in 2009. He had posters of barely clothed women with jokes about them getting drugged hung on his cubicle. The posters were among the key evidence in sexual harassment complaints from two female officers who worked in the unit. The city settled those lawsuits for $75,000.