- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego will pay $1.5 million to women who alleged police officers groped them.

U-T San Diego (https://bit.ly/1DzxLIo ) says the City Council on Tuesday finalized two federal lawsuit settlements.

About $1.3 million goes to two women who said Officer Christopher Hays groped them in his patrol car in 2012. He was briefly jailed after pleading guilty to false imprisonment and assault under color of authority.

The council will pay $250,000 to a woman who alleged Officer Donald Moncrief touched her and exposed himself in 2013.

Moncrief has denied the allegations and filed a city claim saying he was wrongly accused.



Both men have left the Police Department.

The city previously paid more than $8 million to 13 women who claimed they were groped by another officer who’s now in prison.

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