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2 women alleging sexual abuse by San Diego police officer to get $950,000

2 women alleging sexual abuse by San Diego police officer to get $950,000

The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to approve payments totaling $950,000 to two women who said they were sexually abused by a former San Diego police officer while he was still on-duty. The payments are in addition to the total of $1.3 million approved in April for two other women who alleged they were mistreated by the same ex-officer, Christopher Hays. The payments approved Tuesday -- $550,000 to one woman, $400,000 to the other -- had already been approved by the council in a closed session. Tuesday's vote was 7-1 with Councilman David Alvarez opposed. City Atty. Jan Goldsmith called Hays' conduct "criminal and an affront to the victims, to the other police...

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