STOCKTON (CBS13) — A Stockton police sergeant is under investigation after a woman filed a sexual battery claim against him, authorities confirmed Thursday.
We’re choosing not to name the sergeant because he isn’t facing criminal charges at this point.
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According to the claim document, the woman said the sergeant coerced her into a series of sexual encounters after initially pulling her over last fall.
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The Stockton Police Department confirmed to CBS13 Thursday night that it has launched an internal investigation of the incident and the sergeant has been put on paid leave.
“These claims of misconduct are concerning and in no way reflect the values of our department,” the department said in a statement.
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The department said it could not further comment on the investigation due to anticipated litigation.