City Council expected to approve settlement payment for Christopher Hays accuser

Posted at 6:19 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 22:02:17-05

SAN DIEGO - The city of San Diego is expected to approve a settlement payment for a man who said he was forced to perform oral sex on former San Diego police officer Christopher Hays.

10News learned the unidentified accuser, the first man to accuse Hays of sexual assault, will likely receive $160,000 in exchange for dropping a federal lawsuit he filed against the city of San Diego, the San Diego Police Department and former SDPD Chief Bill Lansdowne.

The accuser claims he was walking down El Cajon Blvd. in Dec. 2013, when he said Hays pulled up in his police SUV.

According to the accuser, Hays forced him into an alley and threatened to arrest him for an unspecified crime. The accuser said Hays gave him two choices -- arrest or oral sex in exchange for his release.

In the lawsuit, the accuser said he felt like he had no choice but to comply.

Hays pleaded guilty in 2014 to felony false imprisonment and misdemeanors for assault and battery against four women.

He reached a deal with prosecutors and only served five months of his one-year jail term.

Two of Hays' victims have received settlement payments from the city totaling nearly $1 million.