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UCSB Interim Police Chief Sued After Sexual Harassment Claims

A 19-year-old UCSB college student and employee has alleged in a Santa Barbara County Superior Court lawsuit that the UCSB chief of police “came up behind her, grabbed her buttocks, slid his hand up her back and whispered in her ear.”

The incident allegedly occurred Aug. 3, 2019, while the plaintiff, identified only as “Emily O.,” was getting lunch at the De La Guerra Dining Commons on the UCSB campus.

“Plaintiff has received and continues to receive ongoing treatment and therapy for the emotional distress she suffered as a result of the incident on August 3, 2019,” the lawsuit sates. “Plaintiff’s mental health, which was negatively impacted by defendant (James) Brock’s sexual assault and battery, has impacted her daily living activities and her ability to access her education and educational opportunities as a student at UCSB.”

Read the source article at noozhawk.com

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