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Documents detail stalking claims against SDPD sergeant

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Court documents provide new details into the stalking claims against a San Diego Police sergeant and give a revealing look at the messages he's accused of sending to his coworker.

Officer Kenneth Davis -- a patrol sergeant in SDPD's Southeastern Division --  is charged with one felony count of stalking and three misdemeanor counts of harassing a fellow officer he had an extra-marital affair with.

The family court records were filed by the female officer in an application for a restraining order.

Some of the new information coming out of the court papers reveal that the 23-year veteran SDPD cop relentlessly pursued the fellow officer, even saying in a handwritten letter that he was "obsessed" with her.

In November of 2008, the female officer said Davis told her he was "giving up everything" to be with her.  He left his wife, sold his house, and if she ever left him "he'd kill her," the records state.

Last year, handwritten letters were sent to the alleged victim, who worked at the department's Mid-City division. In one dated June 30, 2010 Davis said he had made a real mess of things and that he was obsessed with her.

In a recent interview, San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne said the officers in his department are human, but behavior that crosses the line will not be tolerated. "Unfortunately departments have some officers who are people who make mistakes."

In the family court records, the alleged victim said despite a promise to stop calling and texting, just days later she received another text message from Davis. And in the weeks to come, the court documents allege the harassment continued even though the female officer had told Davis the relationship was over.

"I wish I could have spoken to you one last time..." one text message allegedly said.  "If it's the end then please at least speak with so we can end it...." according to another quoted in the court records.

In one email sent to the victim, Davis allegedly wrote, "I was never told if we were on or off" and that "You have me even if I'm not there. You will always have that."

The victim claimed she didn't want any of it, sending messages to Davis saying "STOP" contacting her, and eventually reporting the behavior to supervisors.

The records claim Davis would then use other officers to deliver letters to the victim until one officer puts his foot down and told Davis via email to "stop using people and getting them involved in something you know is wrong... criminal in nature."

The attorney representing Sgt. Davis did not respond to repeated messages left by News 8 seeking comment.

But in a January 2011 sworn declaration filed with the court Sgt. Davis wrote:

"During our extra-marital affair, Petitioner told me she left her spouse for me and encouraged me to leave mine."

"Petitioner is the type of high-drama person that likes a lot of attention and when I could give it to her I would."

"I wrote Petitioner a letter in an effort to clear the air. I falsely took the blame for everything that went wrong in the relationship in a weak attempt to get Petitioner to respond and give me some closure one way or the other."

"I have sought out counseling of my own accord, and it has helped me to get rid of resentments and move on from the relationship I had with Petitioner, which was negatively impacting my life."

"Respondent has no desire to ever contact Petitioner again, thus making this request for a restraining order unnecessary."

The family court judge denied the restraining order request on Jan. 14, records show.

A criminal court judge later imposed a protective order on Feb. 10, saying Davis "must not come within 100 yards" of the female officer and "must have no personal, electronic, telephonic, or written contact" with her.

Davis has been placed on paid desk duty pending the outcome of the criminal case.  He is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 27.

 

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