San Luis police lieutenant arrested for stalking
Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - A San Luis Police lieutenant faces multiple felony charges for allegedly stalking a woman over an eight-month period.
The Yuma Sun reports that 41-year-old Lt. Gerardo Torres was arrested by Yuma County sheriff deputies Thursday on stalking, illegal imprisonment and misconduct with weapons charges.
The San Luis Police Department asked for the sheriff's investigation after learning of allegations made by a 19-year-old woman. She alleged the 11-year police officer was stalking her and had detained her during an illegal traffic stop.
Torres is on paid leave and faces an administrative investigation.
He made an initial court appearance Friday, and bond was set at $37,500.
Torres asked the judge to set bail low enough to allow him to get out of jail so he can support his wife and children.
Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com
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