An unemployed cabdriver who was sentenced last week for stalking Brisbane police officers after a DUI arrest is now going after the cops in court.
Khalil Jaser was convicted in March on charges that he called his arresting officer 152 times — leaving 54 messages over three weeks — following his July 28 arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI. The officers also received seven threatening voice mails, including, "Boom, you're dead motherf******," San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
At his sentencing hearing Thursday, Jaser said he apologized for "overreacting" to the DUI arrest — but he's still not done battling the cops who arrested him.
Jaser has yet to be tried for the misdemeanor DUI charge. A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 24. Jaser's attorney, Dan Everett, said he intends to take the case to trial in order to expose the arresting officers for what he called an inappropriate and illegal arrest.
"This is a man who never laid a finger on anyone, someone who is just shy of 50 years old with a spotless criminal record until he is approached by the Brisbane Police Department," Everett said Friday.
The courtroom is the proper venue to expose police, Everett added.
"The truth is going to come out," he said.
Everett declined to discuss the officers' alleged wrongdoing.
On Thursday, Jaser's ex-wife testified on his behalf, saying he's a good father who supplies her and their two kids with $100 a week for bills. On Thursday, Judge Barbara Mallach called Jaser's situation sad, but added that prison was an appropriate sentence for the serious threats.
Jaser not only threatened the officers via phone but also through his Twitter account, posting after the DUI arrest, "Kiss the officer between the eyes," and, "I am dead serious, you have 24 hours...or else!!"
After he failed to show up for the start of his jury trail in January, Jaser sent a veiled threat to a San Francisco Examiner reporter.
"You keep smearing me and you'll be extremely famous in a nice way," Jaser wrote in an email, adding, "...ok. I love you."