Re "Police officer held in sexual attack" (Our Region, Dec. 21): As a neighbor and friend of the woman with brain damage from a stroke who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a police officer, I am appalled that I never believed her; neither did my other neighbors who are also appalled by their behavior.
A few years ago another woman on the property used to accuse almost every man who walked around here of raping her; numerous police investigations discounted her claims. This time, in spite of all of the skepticism that the police encountered around here, the police investigators went by the book, worked with the woman's family and caught the perpetrator.
I am bawling as I write this, thinking how my neighbor and friend must have felt that we did not believe her. Everyone should be proud of the diligence of the investigating officers of the Sacramento Police Department. As a former Marine, I salute you.
-- Edward J. Kirby, Sacramento