Thursday, October 1, 2009
[MA] Accusation of Boston Police cop-on-cop stalking, rape, threats, and...
...The [accused] officer is part of the department’s elite mobile operations unit, which includes sniper, dive, and SWAT teams...
FEMALE HUB OFFICER SAYS COLLEAGUE RAPED HER
By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / October 1, 2009
[Excerpts] A Boston police officer has filed a restraining order against another officer in the department, alleging that he sexually assaulted her - possibly impregnating her - and then stalked her, according to court records... Both officers have been temporarily stripped of their guns and have been asked to stay away from the department during the investigation, but no one has been disciplined, according to the officials... In the complaint, she alleged that on Aug. 25 the officer “forcibly raped me and threatened my life, my husband’s life, and my job. He has continually threatened to kill my husband, has been physically violent with me, and has consistently put me in fear of my life and safety due to his threats and position" within the department... The [accused] officer is part of the department’s elite mobile operations unit, which includes sniper, dive, and SWAT teams... Boston police officers came to her apartment Thursday to remove her gun, according to the officials. As she handed them the weapon, the gun accidentally discharged, the officials said, but no one was injured. The restraining order is set to expire today. The affidavit attached to it is brief but explosive in what it alleges and intimates in its details. In the affidavit, the female officer said that after the assault, the officer continued to harass her. She wrote that he came to her home last Thursday and then again on Friday afternoon, right after the investigation into her allegations began. “As a result of the sexual assault that occurred, I fear that I’m carrying his child," she wrote. “He has threatened me to keep and bear the child"... [Full article here]
...In the courtroom were at least half a dozen officers from the special operations division, an elite unit that includes the department's SWAT team and motorcycle squad...
BOSTON OFFICER TESTIFIES AT HEARING THAT COLLEAGUE RAPED HER
The Boston Globe
By Maria Cramer
October 1, 2009 06:56 PM
A Boston police officer who has accused another officer of raping her, then stalking her, testified today that her alleged attacker squeezed her throat and threatened her life during the assault... In a soft voice, the petite woman told Judge David Weingarten that she fears the patrolman, a sniper in the department's SWAT team, because he had threatened to shoot her husband and "he has no qualms about killing people." The accused officer stood only 10 feet away, dressed in a gray pin-stripe suit, his arms folded in front of him... In the courtroom were at least half a dozen officers from the special operations division, an elite unit that includes the department's SWAT team and motorcycle squad. During the tense, 90-minute hearing, the female officer repeatedly was asked to speak up as she tried to describe what happened on Aug. 25, when she said she joined her alleged attacker and another officer for a trip to Farmington, Conn. for a shooting competition. After a night of heavy drinking, the three officers went back to their hotel, where they shared a room. It was there that the female officer said she was raped. "He grabbed my throat and squeezed really hard," she said. "I remember thinking I couldn't breathe"... The next day, she said, he demanded sex again and out of fear for her and her husband's life, she said she acquiesced. She said she was intimidated into having sex with him three more times during the next month... On Thursday, she said she was called in by the department's internal affairs division about the incident. "They came to her," her lawyer, John Swomley said, after the hearing. "She did not go to them"... The restraining order was extended to next Monday, when the hearing will be continued. [Full article here]
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