The simmering social media atmosphere in the weeks leading up to the local election last year came to boil when a Culver City resident filed a complaint against Culver City Police Sargent Eden Robertson for her online behavior on October 22, 2021. The complaint was investigated by the CCPD, and deemed to be sustained on February 22, 2021.
In a letter from Assistant Police Chief Jason Sims, “as a result of the complaint, a thorough and comprehensive investigation was conducted, which included an in depth interview of all available witnesses, collection of available evidence, a review of all case related documentation, and analysis by the investigator.”
In an online exchange with the complainant, Robertson had put out the street address of the filing party, a move commonly known as doxxing. When personal information such as location, names of family members, place of employment or private financial information is put on social media such as Twitter or Instagram with an intent to put someone at risk, it isn’t illegal, but it can cross lines into laws designed to fight stalking, harassment, and threats.
In a letter to the complainant, Sims “I can inform you that the allegations you made against the officer(s) were sustained.”
According to CCPD Lt. Sorai Estrada, the actual consequences for Robertson were a matter for personnel, and “are, of course confidential. We do not share those details with the public.”
The party filing the complaint offered that they were “just glad that there was accountability.”