SLO City employee guilty of random assault, video

April 15, 2019

Chris Olcott


A San Luis Obispo city employee pleaded guilty last month to assaulting two people at Mr.Rick’s in Avilia Beach and was sentenced to 60 days in the SLO County Jail. [Cal Coast Times]

On May 28, 2016, Chris Olcott, a city planning and building department inspector, was having drinks with his wife and another couple at Mr. Rick’s when he noticed Isaac McCormack and Camile Chavez standing behind him at the bar. After glancing back at McCormack and Chavez several times, Olcott pushed Chavez, a special education teacher at Righetti High School.

After he bumped her the second time, Chavez pushed back. Olcott responded by hitting her in the face with his elbow, and knocking her unconscious.

While Chavez lay unconscious on the floor, Olcott punched McCormack in the back of the head three times. Chavez was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she was treated for a concussion. McCormick was also diagnosed with a concussion.

Olcott had not met or spoken to Chavez or McCormack before the assault.

“I was struck by someone I never met before,” McCormick said. “After the bodyguards took him outside, he (Olcott) said, ‘I don’t care, I’ll do it again.’ “

“I do not know what I did to deserve such a thing,” McCormack added.

In Jan. 2018, Olcott stood trial for a felony charge of battery with serious bodily injury and a misdemeanor charge of battery.

The 13 day trial resulted in a hung jury. Chavez said she overheard a juror ask why Olcott should lose his job because of two drunk Mexicans in bar.

At a March 21 hearing, Olcott pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in exchange for a dismissal of the felony charge. San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy sentenced Olcott to 60 days in jail with a three-year suspended sentence, and ordered him to take alcohol addiction classes. He is slated to turn himself in on May 20.

“I cannot believe they made a deal with him when he is obviously guilty of this,” Chavez said. “Even now, I am still on medication and in therapy.”



it looks like the woman bumped and pushed him more than once but that is no excuse to wail in them the way he did


Kind of looked like she lost her footing…


@RoneeCee Watch the video again. He purposely backed into her @0:28 and she didn’t react. Then he did it again @0:48 and she pushed her body back. She is the victim here. No blame whatsoever.



Isaac McCormack and Camile Chavez are both good people, and this SLO city employee is now an admitted criminal for his unwarranted attack on two people out enjoying themselves in public.

The SLO prosecutors office needs to do a better job of training the prosecutors, and this case and the case of Alex Geiger (Killer Dogs) are exhibit one. We pay top dollar for our government servants, so why should we accept subpar performance?

Take this case to civil court and seek punitive damages.


Great hiring practices Johnson and Condon.


Boy this is a solid city employee who got his job because his buddy, another POS already worked in the building department. Why does the City of San Luis Obispo continue to hire miscreants like this? One two knock out mason, that womanizing POS Public Works inspector who broke into his ex’s house in Santa Maria, bat-wing mower boy Faria, the cop who was dealing narcotics, the cops who were importing narcotics, something on the side Nicholson, toxic Nance, the corrupt cops that were importing drugs, the corrupt chief of police who misused city funds for personal gain and much more.

This guy got his job because his drinking buddy works in the development department already. They both have a solid reputation of getting into altercations in local pubs and always have. Then there is the whole thing of simply looking the other way on behalf of a favored developer. When is enough, simply enough. By the way, what a cheap shot with his elbow. He should get a year in county lock up with some boys that will teach him some manners.


If this isn’t a FELONY then what is? Shame on the DA!


Not nearly a harsh enough penalty. So wrong. This does not look like an alcohol problem, it looks like anger issues. He needs anger management and he absolutely should lose his job. He was totally the aggressor. He was crowding them. If he can not be trusted to act civilly in public, he should not be paid by the public. Just my opinion.


DA Dow’s second episode of protecting the special class in a week, police and government employees can get away with anything, assault, murder and in the past we have had DUI’s and theft with no consequences.


How could they allow that punk to plea that to a misdemeanor? He incited the entire altercation. I hope the victim takes this to civil and sues him for everything he’s got and is running naked in the streets.


You must be new to SLO. They don’t really prosecute people here for the most part. The DA must be a direct descendant of Monty Hall who was the game host on the TV show Let’s Make a Deal. This is a positive on the DA’s list and will go towards what looks like a real good conviction rate when election time rolls around. Or is SLO a sanctuary county in disguise.


That was CLEARLY a planned attack by Olcott. Needs to be off the county roster forever!

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