Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Misconduct by Riverside County Sheriff Deputy

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Alex Galindo of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client alleging sexual misconduct by a Riverside County Sheriff Deputy while under color of authority.

Alex Galindo of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP

Court records allege that Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean demanded that Plaintiff perform sexual acts.

Court records show that on March 26, 2021 a civil lawsuit was filed naming the County of Riverside and former sheriff deputy Michael Dean, Riverside County Superior Court Case No.: CVRI2101557. Additionally, a criminal felony complaint was filed against former Riverside County Deputy Sheriff on April 1, 2021, Riverside Superior Court Case No.: RIF2101368, which is attached hereto.

The Court records allege that Mr. Galindo's client was held against her will by the Riverside County Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean's use of intimidation and authority. The court records allege that Deputy Dean forced the client to perform sexual acts by using manipulation and intimidation while in performance of his duties as a law enforcement officer.

The court records allege that on June 6, 2020, Sheriff Deputy MICHAEL DEAN, while in the course and scope of his employment, responded to a domestic violence call in Moreno Valley, California. The court records allege that Riverside County Sheriff Deputies responded to the call and that Deputy MICHAEL DEAN took the Plaintiff away from the home. The court records go on to allege that the Plaintiff got into the sheriff patrol car driven by Riverside County Sheriff Deputy MICHAEL DEAN. The court records allege that Plaintiff asked Riverside County Sheriff Deputy MICHAEL DEAN to drive her to the Greyhound Bus station in Perris.

The court records allege that Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean then drove Plaintiff to an area near what Plaintiff believed was the sheriff’s station in Moreno Valley. Plaintiff believes they were near Alessandro Blvd and Frederick Street. The court records further allege that Plaintiff told Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean that all she wanted was to get back to Arizona. The Sheriff Deputy started driving again. The court records allege that 10 or 15 minutes later Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean pulled over, stopped the vehicle and got out of the patrol. Michael Dean then opened the rear patrol car door where Plaintiff was sitting. The court records allege that Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean demanded that Plaintiff perform sexual acts. The court records allege that Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean asked to videotape Plaintiff while she was nude and made her touch herself sexually. The court records allege that Plaintiff again asked that she just be taken to the Greyhound Bus station and that Sheriff Deputy Michael Dean told her that he would take her there and give her $20 to perform sexual acts.

Mr. Galindo is a founding member of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP which is a full service law firm that represents both corporate and professional clients and those who have been seriously injured or have lost a family member due to an accident, defective product, police misconduct or negligence. The law firm has recovered millions of dollars for its thousands of clients since 1995 by winning complex and challenging business disputes, death and injury cases involving police misconduct, traffic collisions, work place injuries and defective products, including defective automobiles, against some of the world's largest companies and governmental agencies.

Mr. Galindo received his business degree from University of Southern California in 1982 and his law degree in 1985 from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Galindo has been a lawyer and real estate broker for over 25 years. He has won numerous jury verdicts and settlements in the area of personal injury, products liability and civil rights/police misconduct cases. Mr. Galindo is a member of ABOTA which is an organization of attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. All of the attorneys who belong to ABOTA have earned great distinction at trial. Mr. Galindo is a member of Los Angeles County Bar Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, NPAP (National Police Accountability Project), National Lawyers Guild, National Association of Realtors and California Association of Realtors.

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