ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15CF0049
Date: March 6, 2015
SANTA ANA – A former Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officer was arrested today on charges of using excessive force under the color of authority. Jacob Emory Swigger, 39, Lake Forest, is charged with one felony count of excessive force by a police officer and one felony count of assault with a firearm. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. Swigger is out of custody on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on March 30, 2015. The time and department are to be determined.
At the time of the crime, Swigger was working as a police officer with SHPD. The defendant is accused of committing the crime on his way into work dressed in civilian clothing and driving his personal vehicle. Continue reading