- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) - A nurse who allegedly was sexually assaulted by a man who had been released from jail and dropped off at her place of work is suing the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office for not warning hospital staff of the man’s violent past.

KNTV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1O3gKRq ) police say 45-year-old Elias Michael Diamond of Oakland sexually assaulted the ValleyCare Medical Center nurse last September.

Diamond was transported from Santa Rita Jail to the hospital a week after being arrested for a misdemeanor.

The victim’s attorney says authorities never alerted hospital staff to the man’s violent history. Diamond was arrested in 2004 for killing a roommate and slashing another.

Sheriff’s spokesman J.D. Nelson says warning the staff would have violated Diamond’s privacy rights.

The lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Office asks for unspecified monetary damages.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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