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Former Seaside Officer Focused On Getting Back to Normalcy
By Susanne Brunner - email


SEASIDE, Calif. – A day after former Seaside Police Officer Salvador Reynaga was acquitted of sexual abuse charges, his attorney said Reynaga is focusing on getting back to a normal life.

Reynaga, 32, was accused for sexually abusing six women while in uniform and on the job in 2011.  On Tuesday, Central Coast News contacted Reynaga's attorney Jesse Ortiz who said at this time Reynaga is waiting to make a comment.  The Sacramento-based attorney also said he'd rather be with his client when they talk with our station.

On the phone, Ortiz said Reynaga eventually wants to get back to work, "He's a police officer, that's what he does, and wants to wear that badge again."

Ortiz said Reynaga is working on getting back to normalcy and hopes this trial will not affect him down the road.  Ortiz admits it's hard to say what will happen, but the jury made the right choice, his client is not guilty.

As for getting back to work at the Seaside Police Department, Ortiz said he's unsure of Reynaga's plans.  We called the department, but were unable to reach Police Chief Vicki Myers for comment.



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