Suspicious Cop Activity During California DUI Arrests

The personnel records of two officers with the Chico Police Department are being examined by a judge in response to complaints filed by those arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in California. Officers Travis Johnsen and Anthony Ferreira are alleged to have exaggerated or fabricated the reasons they stopped motorists and they purportedly failed to inform motorists of their legal option to a breath test, instead coercing them into submitting to a blood test. In addition, several women claim gender bias and inappropriate touching.

Over the city’s objections, Butte County Superior Court Judge Gerald Hermansen ruled on Monday that there was enough cause to warrant a full review of the officer

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