Investigative Report

Internal Affairs Report

2014-041.1

Location:

San Diego, California, USA

Subject of Investigation:

David Cortez

Report Date:

July 30, 2014

Report Metadata

Client:

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Incident Date:

April 02, 2014

Investigator:

Kenneth Jones

Investigator Employer:

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Findings Summary

Deputies Dray and Cortez are alleged to have been untruthful during an accident investigation and submitted inaccurate reports.

Findings Conclusion

Based upon the statements of Deputy D. Cortez and Deputy P. Dray and the evidence gathered during the Investigation, it is undisputed that the patrol vehicle struck the curbline due to the fact that Deputy D. Cortez accelerated too quickly. The patrol car driven by Deputy D. Cortez was or has been used daily prior to the accident. There have been no reported Instances of mechanical malfunctions to this vehicle.

Additional Links

This report was added on May 07, 2021.

Sustained Findings

When the investigation discloses sufficient evidence to establish that the act occurred and that it constituted misconduct

Report Preparation

Sheriffs Policy and Procedures, Section: 2.46 Truthfulness

This complaint against Deputy David Cortez for being untruthful in his written report about the accident, as it relates to Sheriffs Policy and Procedures, Section: 2.46 Truthfulness

Conduct

Sheriffs Policy and Procedures, Section: 2.46 Truthfulness

This complaint against Deputy David Cortez for being untruthful in his verbal account about the accident to Sergeant Aitken (Thompson) and Deputy Malson, as it relates to Sheriffs Policy and Procedures, Section: 2.46 Truthfulness

Conduct

Sheriffs Policy and Procedures, Section: 2.46 Truthfulness

This complaint against Deputy David Cortez for being untruthful with Lieutenant Scott Miller when they discussed the accident, as it relates to Sheriffs Policy and Procedures, Section: 2.46 Truthfulness