San Francisco police said Saturday a mother and her infant daughter were found safe after disappearing under suspicious circumstances.
The woman, identified as 23-year-old Dana Rinta and her 17-month-old daughter, walked into a police station and were both safe and unharmed. Police said they were last seen on March 14.
According to KTVU-TV, Rinta is the ex-girlfriend of Stanislav Petrov. Petrov has accused two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies of assault in November. Three sheriff’s deputies in total have been placed on leave because of the incident.
Petrov was arrested along with four others Friday afternoon in an FBI raid at a Visitacion Valley home. FBI spokesman Prentiss Danner told KTVU-TV that Petrov is facing federal charges and sources told the station those charges are for guns and drugs.
The FBI is expected to formally announce the charges Monday, according to KGO-TV.
The San Francisco Police Department said in a news release Friday there was a shooting at the same block where Petrov was arrested. Danner told KGO-TV that Petrov’s arrest wasn’t related to the shooting, but they are concerned about his safety in relation to the shooting.
Days before the raid, Petrov filed a claim against Alameda County, seeking damages for what his lawyers called “The worst law enforcement beating we’ve seen on video since Rodney King.”
Petrov allegedly led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from San Leandro to San Francisco on Nov. 12. The deputies caught up to him after he crashed and fled into a Mission District alley.
The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office released video of the incident the following day. One deputy is accused of stealing a gold chain from Petrov and allegedly tried to bribe two homeless people who had witnessed the incident.
Petrov’s lawyers said he suffered a severe hand injury and a large gash to his head.