Off-Duty Officer Faces 7 Years in Prison for Beating Girlfriend’s Male Friend
TORRANCE – An officer with the Irvine Police Department let his temper get the best of him when he assaulted his girlfriend’s male friend.
Paul George Gebert (dob 12/4/85) has been charged with one felony count each of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.
The case was filed for warrant on March 21st and Justice System Integrity Division Deputy District Attorney William Chung will prosecute the case.
Gebert was off-duty when he went to his girlfriend’s home in Torrance. Once inside, he saw a man on the couch and allegedly started beating him. The man, a friend of Gebert’s girlfriend, suffered serious injuries.
Gebert pleaded not guilty and is expected to return for a preliminary hearing setting on April 30th in Department 33 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.
The case, BA476251, remains under investigation by the Torrance Police Department.