When it comes to the overarching sentiment about police in America, there are two schools of thought: The first, promoted by the far left and their anarchical pseudo-sidekicks, is that anyone wearing a badge is inherently some sort of monster just waiting to show their teeth.
For the more sensible among us, the sentiment is far more realistic. Namely, that there are certainly some bad apples within the police force and that they should be dealt with swiftly and justly for the sake of the nation and the law enforcement community as a whole.
In California, one of these bad apples is now set to face the music.
A Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling a dead woman’s breasts after she died of an accidental drug overdose at her home last fall was sued Tuesday by her family.
The lawsuit accuses Officer David Rojas of fondling Elizabeth Baggett’s breasts while he was on duty and “feeling her nipples, without limitation,” as well as showing the body camera video of it to others.
Rojas, who has been on the force for four years, and his partner responded to the home where Baggett died on Oct. 20, 2019. When his partner left the room, Rojas allegedly deactivated his body camera and fondled the dead 34-year-old woman.
Officer-worn body cameras have a buffer period and continue to record footage for two minutes after officers deactivate them, the Los Angeles Times reported.
And, almost unbelievably…
Rojas remains employed by the Los Angeles Police Department but was suspended in December, LAPD spokesman Officer Mike Chan said. The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents rank-and-file officers, has declined to pay for Rojas’ legal bills.
Rojas pleaded not guilty and was released on $20,000 bail awaiting trial.
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