A former aide to congressional candidate Carl DeMaio will not be charged with breaking into DeMaio’s campaign office, according to the San Diego district attorney.
Former campaign aide Todd Bosnich accused DeMaio of sexual harassment, including masturbating in front of him. DeMaio denied the allegation and said it was a cover story Bosnich made up after breaking into and vandalizing his campaign office. Bosnich denied breaking into DeMaio’s office. The DA’s office also announced it will not file sexual misconduct charges against DeMaio.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said in a statement on Monday that the San Diego Police Department’s investigation was “thorough, objective and professional,” adding that “no stone was left unturned.”
“The District Attorney’s Office thoroughly reviewed the investigations,” she said. “We use the same process and standards for evaluating cases no matter who the parties are.”
San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a statement that “both the alleged burglary to Carl DeMaio’s campaign office and the allegations of sexual misconduct against Carl DeMaio were taken seriously and investigated thoroughly by the San Diego Police Department.”
And while law enforcement does not plan to pursue either allegation, Bosnich’s lawyer, Bibi Fell, told CNN that Bosnich plans to sue DeMaio for sexual harassment and retaliation.
“I have no idea why the prosecutor decided not to prosecute. … I don’t know what evidence the prosecutor considered. I know what evidence we have and I make my own professional judgment if there’s a civil case,” Fell said. “We’ve decided to move forward.”
She said Bosnich is also considering filing a defamation case.
DeMaio’s campaign did not immediately return a request for comment.
Scott Zamost contributed to this report.