San Diego Police Department

Off-Duty SDPD Officer in Domestic Violence Investigation Will Not Face Criminal Charges: DA's Office


A previous version of this report stated the name of the officer in question prior to the DA's decision to drop criminal charges against him. -- Ed. note

Criminal charges will not be filed against an off-duty San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officer who was arrested in connection with a domestic violence investigation.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday it is declining to file criminal charges against an SDPD office who was arrested the evening of Feb. 23. On-duty officers responded to a 911 call was made regarding a domestic violence incident in Mira Mesa.

There, the officer in question was booked into the San Diego County Jail and "suspended and his peace officer powers removed pending the outcome of the criminal and internal investigations," SDPD Lt. Adam Sharki said in a statement.

Sharki added in his statement that both investigations were handled by the police department.

The District Attorney's office said in a statement it could "only file criminal charges when we believe we can prove them beyond a reasonable doubt, which is our ethical standard."

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