Another Cop Charged With Sex Assault After 911 Call
This time, San Jose officer accused of rape
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2014 5:03 PM CDT
San Jose officer Geoffrey Graves.   (San Jose Police Department)

(Newser) – In the second such story in a week, a police officer responding to a 911 call has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman involved in a domestic disturbance. This time, San Jose officer Geoffrey Graves, 38, is accused of rape, reports the San Jose Mercury News. According to the DA's office, Graves and other officers responded to a call of a couple fighting on Sept. 22, 2013, but determined that both parties had been drinking and that no crime had taken place. The wife, however, asked to be escorted to the hotel where she works as a maid so she could sleep there.

She told authorities that about 15 minutes after Graves brought her to the hotel, he returned, knocked on her door, and raped her, reports the Los Angeles Times. Graves, a six-year veteran, was arrested yesterday, and prosecutors say there is physical evidence that backs up the woman's claims. "While this incident is very troubling and tugs at our integrity, it is an isolated incident and by no means a reflection of our officers who perform their duties with honor and professionalism on a daily basis," says the San Jose police chief. The earlier case involved a Detroit officer accused of sexual assault.

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Mar 12, 2014 8:49 PM CDT
If one wants a permit to commit crimes, join the police.
Mar 12, 2014 8:11 PM CDT
Protect and Serve - Right Bitch. The public should take this guy outside and kick the shit out of him on the street then prosecute him and send him away. No mercy for legitimate rapists.
Mar 12, 2014 5:46 PM CDT
Last month, one man claimed he was beaten by an NYPD officer and arrested for filming an incident. The officer who arrested the man neglected to mention in his police report that the man had been filming and that the officer had deleted the footage, which the man was fortunately able to recover. In September 2012, Dallas police shot a man 41 times, then confiscated another man’s camera, which was used to film the bloody event, and also allegedly proceeded to delete the incriminating footage. And recently it also happened in Fall River, Mass., when a man recorded a police officer who was shouting profanities across the street from his home. The man was arrested for “surreptitiously” filming the officer and his footage was mysteriously deleted while in custody.