Marysville Appoints New Police Chief Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — Marysville has appointed a new police chief after a sexual assault allegation surfaced.

The city announced a “separation” on Thursday between the Marysville Police Department and Chief Aaron Easton after the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office announced it was investigating a sexual assault allegation against Eaton.

Lt. Christian Sachs, a 17-year veteran of the department, has been appointed the interim chief.

The allegations date back to 2008 when a cadet in the Yuba College police academy says Easton assaulted her in his patrol car. Easton was a deputy with the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department and a part-time instructor. The woman says that encounter resulted in her being dropped by the academy.

No charges have been filed in the case as the investigation is ongoing.

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