Lawyers for a San Diego family seeking damages from a former police officer after his arrest have settled a lawsuit that was filed by the family against the officer, who is now a private investigator.
In an announcement Wednesday, the city’s Civil Investigative Unit said it would pay $100,000 to settle the lawsuit.
The officer, Jeffrey K. Sauer, was arrested in 2013 and charged with two counts of battery against his estranged wife, who had filed for divorce from him a year earlier.
He was fired by San Diego police in 2015 after the criminal case was dropped.
In 2016, Sauer was convicted of domestic battery and sentenced to two years in prison.
He pleaded guilty in September to the second charge.
Sauer was paid $1.4 million in 2015.
In 2016, he was paid about $2 million.