Student Sues UC Police Chief for Sexual Battery
By edhat staff
A student has filed a lawsuit against UC Santa Barbara's (UCSB) Police Chief for sexual battery.
The University's student-run newspaper, The Daily Nexus, reports a UCSB student identified as "Emily O." filed a lawsuit against James Brock of the University of California Police Department (UCPD) for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligence after he allegedly assaulted her at De La Guerra Dining Commons in August 2019.
The lawsuit states Brock came up behind the student and “grabbed her buttocks, slid his hand up her back and whispered in her ear.” She was taking a lunch break from one of her on-campus jobs at the time and immediately reported the incident to her supervisors and later to the UCPD Office, reports The Daily Nexus.
A spokesperson for the university stated the school is aware of a complaint in which an employee tripped and fell into another employee in a busy dining commons.
This is now the seventh active lawsuit filed against UCPD.
The full story can be read at dailynexus.com.