Thursday, March 22, 2007

Police Investigate Their Own

The question of course has to be asked- what would have happened if the woman in question had tried to defend herself against her attacker? Would she stand accused of the murder of a police officer? Would he have killed her and claimed that a DUI attacked him?

Salt Lake City Police are investigating one of their own – allegations have been made against an officer that he raped a woman while on duty and now a search warrant has been issued.

2 News has a copy of a search warrant asking for blood samples and a photograph of the officer’s torso but no charges have been filed at this time.

“He’s actually on administrative leave and he has been for about three weeks,” says the Assistant Chief of the Salt Lake City Police Terry Fritz.

According to court documents he pulled a woman over for driving under the influence on January 26th.

Then on February 16th she filed a report with the police that after that DUI arrest the officer took her back to her home and forced her to have intercourse with him.

The time has come, has it not, for the police to be issued with cameras which cannot be tampered with and which record all of their on-duty activities? I mean, it's not as if they have anything to hide is it?

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