CARLSBAD POLICE DEPARTMENT
2560 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92010
RE: COMPLAINT AGAINST MATTHEW BOWEN
The above subject refers
On March 9, 2020, I was driving my daughter to school when I was involved in an accident with
a golf course maintenance equipment, which was being driven by Clement Lopez III. Mathew
Bowen was the police officer who was dispatched at the scene to evaluate the accident and the
record our statements.
Upon arrival at the scene, officer Mathew Bowen exhibited unprofessional conduct by accusing
me of being responsible for the accident. The accusation by the officer was made before hearing
from any party involved on how the accident occurred. The officer proceeded to record our
statements at the scene of the accident. After going through the traffic collision report, the
information is inaccurate, and the findings of the officer does not represent the true occurrence of
This letter serves as a complaint and registers dissatisfaction with the manner in which the police
officer conducted the investigations. The officer had already exhibited biasness when he came to
the scene of the accident. He was sure that I had committed the accident even without hearing
anything thing from me, the biasness that he had has been brought out in the report.
The purpose of this letter is to seek the relevant office within the police department to investigate
the conduct of Mathew Bowen. The major focus should be on how he investigated the accident,
he seemed to lack professionalism and exhibited biasness. I would say his biasness to me was
because I am a woman as he did not find anything wrong with the other driver who was male.
This is despite P-2 in his statement stating that he was driving on the southbound lane, if this was
the case, he would not need to look to his left to see how he was maneuvering to avoid hitting the
Ford Ranger parked on the road.
The recklessness, falsehood and unprofessionalism exhibited in the report has not only tortured
me mentally; it has an adverse effect on my insurance claim as it portrays me as the careless
driver. It will be in the interest of justice and professionalism if the whole case can be reviewed
and the conduct of the police investigated further.
Thank you for your timely invention, am looking forward to hearing from you.
Lily Lee Smith