West Valley Detention Center inmate Chelsea Giddens, who was convicted of gassing a peace officer by throwing a milk carton of urine at a deputy, lost an appeal to her case. Giddens argued the jail should have tested the contents of the carton.
San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Jenna Van Leer testified she was certain the “salty, warm” liquid that splashed in her eyes and mouth from Giddens’ cell Aug. 17, 2018, was urine. Giddens denied throwing anything at the deputy, and claimed the assailant was a woman named Mary. In closing statements, her attorney argued that the prosecution had failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the liquid was urine, and that it could have