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El Cajon police officer arrested following abusive claims

Posted at 8:29 PM, Aug 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-05 12:02:58-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- An El Cajon Police Officer has been arrested after an accuser filed a restraining order against him, claiming he was abusive.

Detective Sergeant Louie Michael serves on the patrol division at El Cajon Police Department. He's known in the community as an active ally through his community outreach with the department.

A court order filed on July 29 shares a different side. According to court documents that the accuser filed, Officer Michael's latest abuse of physical assault happened on July 24.

The documents cite the accuser's recollection of events, "he turned and pushed me, hard."

The document furthers excerpts from the accuser, including injuries that were received after being pushed by Michael.

"My chest is still head and neck feel as though I was whiplashed, and wrist/hand is very sore from breaking my fall," according to the documents.

The documents added that the abuse was prolonged, as the accuser stated, "several instances of verbal abuse, intimidation, and manipulation spread throughout."

The files share officer Michael was recently appointed to Sergeant and works in the Patrol Division. According to the department, Michael has since been placed on administrative leave.

ABC 10News has spoken to Michael in the past during community events in which he would speak as the community liaison for the Chaldean community on behalf of the department. ABC 10News reached out to Michael on Wednesday via phone and email, but still have not heard back.

San Diego Sheriff's Office said that this case has been submitted to the District Attorney's Office for review.

Michael has his first court appearance scheduled for Aug. 12.