At a Monday night event in Brea, Pat McKinley
, ex-Fullerton Police Chief and current city councilman, taught women about self-defense.
For $5, the attendees joined the ranks of hundreds of other women who have learned McKinley's animalistic self-protection methods.
Here's another interesting snippet of information mentioned in the book description: "Statistics show that one in four women will be a victim to sexual assault."
Lo and behold, a couple of women at the event seized the opportunity to ask McKinley about the slew of allegations of sexual misconduct by an officer,
which date back to 2008, when he was still in charge of the department.
"Remember, that was a touching thing... it wasn't a sexual assault, it was inappropriate touching. Not a good thing, but it ain't a dangerous thing," McKinley said. The woman who asked the question quickly responded: "Well, I'm sorry, but any type of molestation is a dangerous thing." Call it semantics, but here's part of Wikipedia's definition of sexual assault:
"any sexual touching of a person who has not consented."
McKinley remained rather tight-lipped after the brutal beating death of Kelly Thomas at the hands of police officers, and that earned him the chagrin of many Fullertonians.
Consequently, there's an effort underway to recall McKinley, Mayor Richard F. Jones and Mayor Pro Tem Don Bankhead, who recall supporters say also didn't handle the aftermath of Thomas' death well.
In fact, John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou
, the outspoken KFI radio personalities who are staunch supporters of the recall, are broadcasting live from near the Fullerton Police Department
today between 3 and 7 p.m.
Check back later for pictures and a post on the event.