Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence.
Lighting a candle of remembrance for those who've lost their lives to domestic violence behind the blue wall, for strength and wisdom to those still there, and a non-ending prayer for those who thought they had escaped but can't stop being afraid.
December 2005 This past week felonies against Riverside Deputy Efrain Santos were dropped - he had
2 charges of inflicting injury on a child(4 years old)
and 2 charges
of making criminal threats.
He was also charged
He had been on unpaid admin leave
because of another incident
when his girlfriend said he told her that if he lost his job he would kill her first, then her daughter, and then himself. She said he also vowed to shoot the deputy "traitors" at the Palm Desert sheriff's station and that he had repeatedly threatened to "go out like McGowan" if he lost his job - David McGowan, the ex-cop/ Riverside County district attorney's office investigator who murdered his mother, wife and three children before turning the gun on himself earlier this year. She had bruises which she said were from Santos and last I read - back in June - the girlfriend had been placed into victim/ witness hiding. Reason given for the charges being dropped is lack of evidence.