|Agency||San Francisco California Police Department|
|Last Known Status||Active|
2019 Assault of Dacari Spiers
In October 2019, Stangel and Officer Cuauhtémoc Martínez responded to a domestic violence call, where they encountered Spiers and his girlfriend. Martinez exited the police vehicle and attempted to put Spiers up against a wall. Stangel joined, and struck Spiers several times with his baton, breaking his wrist and leg.
The city released a critical incident video that contained the 911 call, dispatcher recordings, and body-worn camera footage.
In February 2020, Spiers filed a lawsuit against the city for violating his civil rights.
On December 14, 2020, Stangel was charged with battery with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, and assault under color of authority. He faced up to seven years in prison.
On January 28, 2022, an investigator for the District Attorney's office testified that she was ordered to withhold evidence in the case. The investigator had interviewed a witness who claimed that Spiers had been beating a woman before Stangel drew his baton.
On February 8, 2022, the city agreed to pay $700,000 to settle the civil lawsuit.
On March 7, 2022, a jury found Stangel not guilty on the assault and battery charges. The judge declared a mistrial on the charge of assault under color of authority, as the jury was split.
- Terry J Stangel, Police Officer 2, Transparent California
- Audrey Conklin, San Francisco officer found not guilty of assault after DA's office accused of withholding evidence, FOX News, 2022-03-08
- Oct 6, 2019 Incident Video and Audio, San Francisco Police, 2020-12-15
- DA Boudin Announces the Filing of Felony Charges Against the San Francisco Police Officer Who Beat and Seriously Injured Dacari Spiers, San Francisco District Attorney's Office, 2020-12-14
- Bigad Shaban, SF DA's Office Accused of Withholding Evidence in Effort to Convict Cop of Excessive Force, NBC Bay Area, 2022-01-27
- San Francisco To Pay Dacari Spiers $700,000 In 2019 Police Beating Case Roiling PD, DA’s Office, KPIX, 2022-02-09