It pays to be part of the Police State.
A 33-year-old former Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety officer was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days in county jail after pleading no contest to two counts related to sexually harassing minors, prosecutors said.
Santa Rosa resident Garrett Piland was sentenced to the six-month term and three years of probation under the plea, which does not admit guilt, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
Piland, both a police officer and a firefighter in Rohnert Park, was accused of making inappropriate sexual advances to two 17-year-olds who volunteered in the department’s “explorer” program.
Such programs, which bring young people on as volunteers who may have a career interest in the field, are common in Bay Area law enforcement agencies.
Piland’s sentence was a slap on the wrist. Shameful.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle