City employee on leave after 2016 video shows him knocking out special-ed teacher in bar fight
A San Luis Obispo city employee was placed on leave after a video showed him assaulting a woman at a bar resurfaced online. (City of San Luis Obispo)
A California city building inspector has been placed on leave after a nearly three-year-old surveillance video surfaced that shows him assaulting a female special education teacher and her male friend at a bar.
San Luis Obispo officials say they are conducting a confidential personnel investigation into the off-duty confrontation between city employee Christopher Olcott and teacher Camille Chavez and her friend Isaac McCormack, City Manager Derek Johnson said in a statement to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
“As the criminal proceedings in this matter have finally come to a conclusion and additional information has been made publicly available, the city will thoroughly and quickly investigate the record to determine appropriate employment actions,” Johnson said.
Olcott, who works for the city's Community Development Department, pleaded guilty Feb. 21 to misdemeanor battery with great bodily injury after a trial ended up in a hung jury last year.
He did not respond to the Tribune for comment.