Nathan McIntire reported today that Rudy Ramirez, 25, a former Monrovia jailer and police Explorer, allleges that Monrovia police Sgt. Daniel Verna sexually abused and harassed Ramirez.
Verna, who is recovering from a shotwound, did not return calls for comment. Neither did the police chief. City Manager Scott Ochoa confirmed that the city is aware of the suit but has not been formally served.
Considering the recent difficulties the city and Monrovia’s police union have had in reaching contract negotiations, there’s no doubt this will have an impact. But is the lawsuit purely political?