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Representing the People Against the Powerful

AVA Law Group Stands Up to Police Brutality

AVA Law Group specializes in Representing the People Against the Powerful.

It takes courage, experience, and resources to take on the monster who hurt you, especially when he’s a cop. If you are willing to stand up for what’s right, nor allow it to happen to another woman, then the attorneys at AVA Law Group have the experience and resources to get you compensated for your pain and suffering. While money can’t erase the horrific memories, it sure can help you build some good new ones. Call or email us today for a free and confidential consultation.
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A “Few Bad Apples”

Everyone knows the expression about a “few bad apples.” And it’s true. Like a bucolic orchard, in every town and every police department most officers faithfully uphold their oaths to protect and to serve. They are bound by duty and honor.
But what about those few “bad apples?” The ones who are so rotten to the core, so evil, their decay spoils everything they touch?
Is there anything scarier than a violent criminal who carries a gun and a badge? Someone with the impunity to go where he wants and do as he wishes. What happens when those men unleash the darkest of their desires onto the defenseless?

10 years

the clock is ticking

Due to departmental cover ups, a web of complex immunity clauses and restrictive statutes of limitations, far too many criminals in uniform were evading justice. Heinous assaults reached unacceptable levels, stretching from San Diego to Eureka. 

Finally, in 2021, California’s legislature passed a progressive law that stipulated victims would get 10 years to file suit against the County, City, or Department where a rogue officer works. Those 10 years would either start from when the incident occurred, or when the perpetrator was fired, retired or convicted in criminal court.

The attorneys at AVA Law Group feel they have a solemn obligation to shine a light on this terrible situation and help those women bravely face their accusers. We are here to fight for you against society’s biggest bullies -- bad cops. When women turn to AVA Law Group we go into action.

Justice Will Be Done

One Way or Another

While we don’t have the authority or power to arrest, prosecute or try someone, it’s our hope that by drawing attention to a few alleged crimes, perhaps one of this site’s visitors will have information about these women, or others, and help bring these men to civil or criminal justice:
Officer Morgan McGrew, CHP Los Angeles, 2014-2016 - Sexually harassed 21 females during vehicle inspections.
Officer Frank Meranda, CHP Contra Costa area, 2015 - Harassed/stalked women who sought assistance.
Deputy Jose Davila, CHP Kern County Area, 2013 - Followed a woman home and sexually assaulted her.
Sgt. Gabriel Ramos, Elk Grove PR, 2021 - Sexually assaulted a woman after meeting her on duty at a radio call.
But what if the story ends differently? That’s what we’re here to make happen for you. For example:
Officer Xavier Aguirre was a member of the California Highway Patrol in the Santa Ana area. In 2018 two women claimed he searched them illegally, followed them home and sexually assaulted them. While the criminal courts were unable to convict him one of the women’s attorneys filed civil cases and was awarded 4.5 million dollars.
Sgt. Christopher McGuire of the Paso Robles Police Department. In 2017 a woman alleged he sexually assaulted her after responding to a Domestic Violence call. The woman won a settlement for $1.5 million dollars.
Officer Donald Moncrief of the San Diego PD, 2014. He sexually assaulted multiple vulnerable/ intoxicated women. At least one settlement of $250,000 was revealed.
Then there are cases where civil cases have never been filed, at least not yet, but the cop has gotten or is facing their day in court. By coming forward, some brave women can say they are helping to put away monsters like:
Officer J.D. Torrence, Sanger PD, 2021 - Sexually assaulted a female motorist, and six other victims came forward. Criminal charges are filed.
Noah White Winchester, 35, a San Mateo cop, was locked up in 2020 for 81 years for sexually assaulting six women.
Officer Christopher Hays, San Diego PD, 2014 - Sexually assaulted multiple vulnerable/ intoxicated women – 1 year in prison, 3 years’ probation.
Officer Jaron De Bruin, CHP Merced Area, 2019 – he sexually assaulted a female motorist, and criminal charges are filed.
What if the victim can’t summon the courage to make a bad cop’s employers pay for his actions? What if he gets to use the cloak of his uniform to rape more woman?
Former San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos is currently serving prison time for multiple felony counts of sexual battery, assault and asking for bribes while in uniform as a police officer patrolling the Gaslamp from 2009 to 2011.
On Sept. 25, attorneys and city officials announced that a San Diego woman who was victimized by Arevalos will receive $5.9 million in a legal settlement negotiated between the victim and the City of San Diego.
The woman, known only as “Jane Doe,” filed a claim of police misconduct after an interaction with then-officer Arevalos inside a 7-Eleven store bathroom on March 8, 2011.

Justice Will Be Done

One Way or Another

While we don’t have the authority or power to arrest, prosecute or try someone, it’s our hope that by drawing attention to a few alleged crimes, perhaps one of this site’s visitors will have information about these women, or others, and help bring these men to civil or criminal justice:
Officer Morgan McGrew, CHP Los Angeles, 2014-2016 - Sexually harassed 21 females during vehicle inspections.
Officer Frank Meranda, CHP Contra Costa area, 2015 - Harassed/stalked women who sought assistance.
Deputy Jose Davila, CHP Kern County Area, 2013 - Followed a woman home and sexually assaulted her.
Sgt. Gabriel Ramos, Elk Grove PR, 2021 - Sexually assaulted a woman after meeting her on duty at a radio call.
But what if the story ends differently? That’s what we’re here to make happen for you. For example:
Officer Xavier Aguirre was a member of the California Highway Patrol in the Santa Ana area. In 2018 two women claimed he searched them illegally, followed them home and sexually assaulted them. While the criminal courts were unable to convict him one of the women’s attorneys filed civil cases and was awarded 4.5 million dollars.
Sgt. Christopher McGuire of the Paso Robles Police Department. In 2017 a woman alleged he sexually assaulted her after responding to a Domestic Violence call. The woman won a settlement for $1.5 million dollars.
Officer Donald Moncrief of the San Diego PD, 2014. He sexually assaulted multiple vulnerable/ intoxicated women. At least one settlement of $250,000 was revealed.
Then there are cases where civil cases have never been filed, at least not yet, but the cop has gotten or is facing their day in court. By coming forward, some brave women can say they are helping to put away monsters like:
Officer J.D. Torrence, Sanger PD, 2021 - Sexually assaulted a female motorist, and six other victims came forward. Criminal charges are filed.
Noah White Winchester, 35, a San Mateo cop, was locked up in 2020 for 81 years for sexually assaulting six women.
Officer Christopher Hays, San Diego PD, 2014 - Sexually assaulted multiple vulnerable/ intoxicated women – 1 year in prison, 3 years’ probation.
Officer Jaron De Bruin, CHP Merced Area, 2019 – he sexually assaulted a female motorist, and criminal charges are filed.
What if the victim can’t summon the courage to make a bad cop’s employers pay for his actions? What if he gets to use the cloak of his uniform to rape more woman?
Former San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos is currently serving prison time for multiple felony counts of sexual battery, assault and asking for bribes while in uniform as a police officer patrolling the Gaslamp from 2009 to 2011.
On Sept. 25, attorneys and city officials announced that a San Diego woman who was victimized by Arevalos will receive $5.9 million in a legal settlement negotiated between the victim and the City of San Diego.
The woman, known only as “Jane Doe,” filed a claim of police misconduct after an interaction with then-officer Arevalos inside a 7-Eleven store bathroom on March 8, 2011.

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Our accomplished team of attorneys and investigators have a national track record of making sure bad people, and the organizations they work for, pay for what they do to their victims. Whether that means a law-abiding woman brutalized by a police officer or a little boy molested by leaders in the Mormon Church or a Boy Scout troop.
AVA Law Group is deeply committed to Representing the People Against the Powerful. We work 24/7 because you deserve nothing less than our best. We work for you 100% on contingency. That means you pay nothing out of pocket.

We don’t get paid unless you win.

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What Should You Do First?

It’s important that you write down what happened while it’s fresh in your memory. We strongly recommend you contact us, or any law firm, as quickly as you can. 10 years seems like a long time. You might think this nightmare will get easier to deal with down the road. It’s just as likely that you will not want to dig it all up again, because the pain is buried and has manifested in different parts of your life. 

We can’t blame you but all we can do is encourage you to act now. Remember, if the cop remains employed, he poses a risk to other women. And if the department normalizes his behavior, they send a message to the next generation of police cadets that it is ok.
Call 800-777-4141 or email us today for a free and confidential consultation.
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When you work with AVA Law Group, Inc., you put your trust in legal professionals with the expertise and experience to make walking through the legal process easy.
We provide a team of attorney, paralegals, and case managers to clients at no upfront cost.
AVA Law Group eliminates the confusion of filing a claim by working on your claim and, if necessary, connecting you with one our many partner firms that fits your needs and will get you the best results.
We’re available 24/7 to provide you with the information you need about case qualification.

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