San Francisco Woman Charged with Assault on a Parking Control Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2011

CONTACT:
ADA Seth Steward, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1014
Erica Terry Derryck, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – District Attorney George Gascón announced today the arraignment of Amanda Rojas (DOB 3/26/83, CN 11006221) for assault and battery on a parking control officer.


“Violently attacking a parking control officer, in the course of her duties, is outrageous and criminal,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “The defendant’s actions highlight the dangers parking control officers face every day.”

Defendant Rojas appeared before the Honorable Jeffrey Ross in Department 12 of San Francisco Superior Court on Friday, March 4, 2011 for arraignment on one count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury in violation of California Penal Code Section 245(a)(1) and one count of battery with injury in violation of California Penal Code Section 243(c)(1). Defendant Rojas pled not guilty to all charges and allegations.

According to court documents, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, San Francisco police officers responded to the 3600 block of 17th Street. The victim was parked in the bike lane in her DPT Cushman vehicle when she was struck from behind by the defendant’s vehicle at approximately 30 miles per hour. Prior to the incident, the defendant received a parking ticket from the victim. The victim suffered head, neck and back injuries and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

The defendant was arrested on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by San Francisco Police. She is currently being held in SF County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000.

The case was continued to Thursday, March 17, 2011 in Department 12 for the preliminary hearing before Judge Ross.
The arrest of the defendant is the result of an investigation by San Francisco Police Department Officer Stancombe. Tinnetta Thompson is the Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the case.