Posted: Aug 9, 2012 4:43 PM by Caroline Lowe
Updated: Aug 9, 2012 4:56 PM
A former Santa Maria Police Explorer who was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Santa Maria, claiming the city police department failed to protect her.
Covarrubias was killed by a fellow officer in January when police said Covarrubias fired his gun as two supervisors tried to arrest him while he was working at a DUI checkpoint in the city.
The teenager is referred to as "Jane Doe" in the 19-page lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
Watch KSBY News at 5 and 6 for KSBY's Nikki Ibarra's exclusive interview with the teen's attorney,details from the suit and reaction from the city.
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