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Law Office of Mary Prevost: SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL REFUSES TO PUBLICLY APPROVE SETTLEMENT FOR VICTIM OF SDPD OFFICER AREVALOS–CANCELS PUBLIC SESSIONS AND GOES ON VACATION INSTEAD

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Last month, and after two long years of harassment by the Office of the City Attorney who tried and tried and tried to protect imprisoned sexual predator cop Anthony Arevalos, the City finally settled the brutal sexual assault case for $795,000. See,http://www.10news.com/news/anthony-arevalos-victim-city-of-san-diego-reach-795k-settlement-092713
All that was left to do was put it on calendar for a public vote. But the City had already pre-approved the settlement. It would take about 30 seconds to close the case.
Now, the City Council is compounding the victim, Jane Roe’s, pain and agony. It’s bad enough City tried to paint her as a whore in an attempt to protect its imprisoned sexual predator cop. It’s bad enough she had to endure probing questions in deposition from Arevalos’ chubby misogynisitic attorney demanding to know at what age did she start drinking, as though that were a defense to the cop fisting her in the back seat of the car. It’s bad enough she had to endure vile questions from Deputy City Attorney Keith Phillips, “Were you wearing booty panties or thongs the day you claim you were assaulted?”
Now that the victim can begin the long road to recovery, City has decided to cancel all public meetings thus dragging, dragging, dragging out the pain and suffering this young woman has had to endure.
This is what the City has put out:
“The City Council meetings of November 11-12, 2013, November 18-19, 2013, November 25-26, 2013, and December 2-3, 2013, have been adjourned, pursuant to the 2013 Legislative Calendar, adopted by Resolution R‑307832 on November 13, 2012.”
So what happens to the Court order requiring City to provide the victim her check on November 25? What happens to the house she has chosen to buy? Perhaps the City would like the victim to reject the settlement and proceed, and thereby put the City in jeopardy of a huge trial judgment?
it is remarkable how callous the City is with the rights of victims of police brutality. Shame on your City Council.

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