|For Immediate Release
April 25, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Cell: 714-292-2718Farrah Emami
OCSD COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF 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) was convicted today of 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, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of violating a protective order and was sentenced to 45 days of Caltrans, one year of a batterers treatment program, three years of informal probation, and is subject to a new protective order barring him from negative contact with the victim.
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 in April 2011, Galvez violated the protective order by having negative contact with Jane Doe while speaking on the phone. The defendant knew that all phone conversations with inmates are recorded by OCSD, but still used 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 prosecuted this case.