The sexual misconduct scandal swirling around the San Diego Police Department has widened with the investigation of an officer accused of touching and exposing himself to a female arrestee, says Police Chief Bill Landsdowne, according to the San Diego Union-tribune. The emergence of another reported incident has prompted the department to require that all arrested women be transported to jail by two officers. “It's a very serious allegation, and we are taking it very seriously,” Lansdowne said at a news conference.
The announcement came the same day that Officer Christopher Hays, accused of similar misconduct, resigned from the department amid criminal charges. Under the current policy, officers are required to report their mileage and time when transporting female arrestees to jail. Lansdowne said that will change within the next few days to require two officers to be present during such transports.