Adam Eatia

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Service Record

San Francisco California Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in 2007.[1]
Salary $189,569 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2010 Arrest of Kevin Woodson

On April 7, 2010, Woodson claimed that he was standing on the street with a friend when Eatia drove up and assaulted him. Eatia suspected Woodson of stealing from a store.[3]

Eatia hit Woodson several times with his baton, fractured Woodson's wrist and knee.[3][4]

Woodson was charged with larceny, malicious mischief, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest.[4]

The charges for assault on a police officer and resisting arrest were dismissed.[4]

Response Timeline

On March 4, 2011, Woodson filed a lawsuit against the city, the agency, the police chief, and Eatia, claiming violations of his First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.[4]

The lawsuit was settled for $71,000.[5]

2013 Arrest of Norman Sabel

On June 24, 2013, Sabel was performing maintenance in an apartment bathroom. The tenant called police, claiming that Sabel had broken into the apartment. Eatia ordered Sabel from the bathroom at gunpoint. Whan Sabel refused, Eatia struck him several times with his baton. Officer William Kraus observed the incident.[6][7]

Sabel was arrested for trespassing, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer.[8]

The incident was captured by a witness's video.[9]

Response Timeline

On September 8, 2015, the charges were dropped.[10]

On October 13, 2016, Sabel filed a lawsuit against the city, the police chief, the department, and Eatia.[6]

On March 8, 2018, the lawsuit was dismissed as Sabel had failed to participate in a timely manner.[11]

2018-19 Insurance Fraud

In early 2018, Eatia and another officer purchased a vehicle and insured it in the second officer's name.[12]

In July 2018, Eatia was involved in a car accident. The insurance company paid over $6,000 in claims before cancelling the policy.[12]

In March 2019, Eatia insured the vehicle with another provider, but signed the other officer's name on the policy without his consent.[12]

Eatia later lent the vehicle to a friend, who was in an accident that totaled the car. Eatia claimed his vehicle was uninsured, and took money from his friend for repairs. Eatia filed a claim with the insurance company, which paid over $36,000 on the claim.[12]

In August 2019, the department's Internal Affairs division was notified that Eatia had committed theft by false pretense after the vehicle collision.[1]

Response Timeline

In September 2021, Eatia was placed on a non-public-facing assignment.[1]

On June 22, 2022, a warrant was issued for Eatia's arrest for grand theft by false pretenses, insurance fraud, and identity theft.[1][12]

On June 24, 2022, Eatia surrendered.[1]

On May 1, 2023, the state Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) temporarily suspended Eatia's certification due to "egregious or repeated acts that violate the law".[13]

2021 COVID Fraud

In 2021, Eatia claimed to have opened "Adam's Daycare" and obtained a $20,832 loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) under their COVID-related Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).[14]

Response Timeline

An investigation revealed that the address of the business was Eatia's apartment, not a commercial location, and that Eatia had not opened a daycare.[14]

Eatia was charged with lying to obtain a loan and making a false statement in order to obtain money, both felonies. Eatia faces up to three years in prison if convicted.[14]

On June 14, 2023, Eatia pleaded not guilty.[14]

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