An outside investigation found that City Manager David Cavazos’ complaints of sexual harassment against Councilwoman Michele Martinez were unfounded. It also explored allegations that Cavazos ordered a staffer to monitor Mayor Miguel Pulido’s emails.
A man who was formerly a top adviser to San Diego congressional candidate Carl DeMaio claims DeMaio groped him and masturbated in front of him. Last year, Voice of OC uncovered allegations that DeMaio was caught masturbating in a San Diego City Hall bathroom while he was a city councilman there.
Report asserts OC leadership created conditions within the department that have spawned low morale, distrust and fear. It singles out the Bustamante case and states that more sexual harassment claims could be coming.