Documents detail misconduct by L.A. sheriff’s deputies

Scott Maus DA reject memo

Scott Maus was ac­cused of grop­ing a wo­man and en­ga­ging in sex acts with her in his patrol vehicle in the park­ing lot of the Puente Hills Mall, ac­cord­ing to a dis­trict at­tor­ney memo. The deputy ad­mit­ted to the en­counter in 2000 but said it was con­sen­su­al, the memo said. Pro­sec­utors de­clined to charge Maus with sexu­al as­sault, con­clud­ing that jur­ors would likely find that the wo­man’s ac­tions were vol­un­tary. The county paid her $150,000 to settle a law­suit she filed over the in­cid­ent.

Sources: Los Angeles County district attorney’s office