A nursing student pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving by a former San Diego police officer accused of trying to elicit sexual favors from women he stopped in the Gaslamp testified Thursday that he asked her if she could "show him something" after she begged him not to arrest her for driving under the influence.
Detective Testifies He Never Reported Sept. 2009 Claim Against Arevalos
A San Diego Police Department detective said he was told about a run-in with Arevalos -- 18 months before the he lost his badge and was charged with 21 felonies.The complaint was never reported, and SDPD Det. James Clark said he didn't know specifics."I just remember the nature of the conversation," he said in court Wednesday. "I don't remember specific things that were said."Clark said he knew one of Arevalos' accusers who testified this week had a problem with one of his colleagues."She was relaying her frustrations with the police officer," he told the court.He only now knows that police officer was Arevalos, who prosecutors claim let women out of traffic and DUI tickets in exchange for sexual favors.In September 2009, one of Arevalos' alleged victims told Clark, who was off duty, about what happened to her."In 2009, all I did was give her advice to call internal affairs," he testified.However, the woman never contacted internal affairs.Clark said reporting a complaint he gets when off duty is not his responsibility.San Diego police officials said they can't comment about testimony in an ongoing case.