Lawsuit: LAPD officer fondled dead woman, showed video to others

Posted at 2:16 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 10:29:10-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Court documents show that a Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling a dead woman has been sued by her family.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the family of 34-year-old Elizabeth Baggett. The lawsuit accuses Officer David Rojas of fondling Elizabeth Baggett's breasts and "feeling her nipples, without limitation," as well as showing the body camera video of it to others.

The alleged incident happened in October 2019. Officers were called to a home in response to a report of a body discovery.

Rojas, who has been on the force for four years, remains employed by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Rojas has been suspended, and he has pleaded not guilty in a criminal case.

Rojas' lawyer could not immediately be reached by The Associated Press for comment.