SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Civil Service Commission has upheld the firing of a sheriff's deputy accused of slapping a woman in a wheelchair and threatening people who tried to intervene.
The commission reached its decision Feb. 3. Records of the meeting were released to the San Diego Union-Tribune Monday.
The commission's report says the deputy, who hasn't been identified, was inebriated when he slapped the woman without provocation and then resisted arrest when police arrived. He allegedly kicked at patrol cars and told officers they were lucky he didn't have his gun.
The incident occurred last year but wasn't made public until the civil service proceeding was complete.
The deputy had argued that his behavior was due to family stress and it wasn't a representation of "his real character."
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune
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