|For Immediate Release
Case # 12CM01760
March 26, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
OCSD COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH VIOLATING PROTECTIVE ORDER BY MAKING UNLAWFUL, NEGATIVE COMMENTS IN RECORDED PHONE CALL
SANTA ANA – A Community Service Officer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) will be arraigned tomorrow for violating a domestic violence protective order by making negative and threatening comments in a recorded phone conversation with a woman with whom he had a romantic relationship. Jaime Robert Galvez, 42, Santa Ana, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of violating a protective order and faces a sentence ranging from probation up to two years in jail if convicted. The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-54, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crimes, Galvez was a community service officer with OCSD.
In June 2010, a domestic violence protective order was issued in Riverside County against Galvez stemming from a criminal conviction for making criminal threats against Jane Doe, a woman with whom he had a romantic relationship. The terms of the protective order included Galvez being barred from having any negative contact with Jane Doe for a period of three years.
In March 2011, Jane Doe was arrested for robbery and booked into the Orange County Jail. While she was in custody, Jane Doe called the defendant’s home on multiple occasions to speak with him.
On two occasions between March and April 2011, Galvez is accused of violating the protective order by having negative contact with Jane Doe while speaking on the phone. The defendant is accused of knowing that all phone conversations with inmates are recorded by OCSD, but still using profane language and degrading names directed at Jane Doe.
Jane Doe reported the negative contact to deputies in the jail and OCSD investigated this case.
Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.