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Friday, February 26, 2010

[AZ] Phoenix Officer Orosco arrested by his own department when they saw the physical injuries to his date's face and neck

..."[Phoenix Police Officer Ricardo Orosco] did cause physical injury to the victim by punching her in the face, causing a bruise and scratches to her neck from when he choked her with both hands," officers wrote in a probable cause statement for Orosco's arrest...

Phoenix Police Statement:
"We are concerned for the victim of this incident and disappointed by this blemish to our department. These allegations will be investigated both criminally and internally and our citizens should be assured appropriate actions will be taken as a result of those investigations."

Kudos to Phoenix PD for demonstrating integrity and professionalism in this instance.



Police: Officer choked woman, ripped off door handles
The Arizona Republic
by Michael Ferraresi
Feb. 25, 2010 01:33 PM
[Excerpts] The Phoenix officer arrested earlier this week on suspicion of assaulting a 22-year-old woman at his home choked the woman and ripped two door handles off her car as she tried to flee, according to court records released Thursday. Ricardo Orosco, a South Mountain Precinct patrolman, could face charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and criminal damage after his arrest Tuesday morning. He was placed on paid administrative leave. Orosco, 26, is accused of tearing the woman's clothes from her body and attacking her in an early-morning struggle after she refused to have sex with him, according to police. "(Orosco) did cause physical injury to the victim by punching her in the face, causing a bruise and scratches to her neck from when he choked her with both hands," officers wrote in a probable cause statement for Orosco's arrest... [Full article here]

Phoenix police officer arrested in assault case
Associated Press
February 24, 2010 8:44 PM ET
[Excerpt] ...Police say [Phoenix Police Officer Ricardo] Orosco allegedly tore the 22-year-old woman's clothes from her body, grabbed her by the throat and struck her in the face during the early-morning struggle. The victim phoned 911 from her car after she fled and authorities say Orosco followed in his own car Police stopped both vehicles and Orosco was taken into custody after officers noticed the woman's injuries and ripped clothing. [Full article here]

Phoenix police officer arrested in woman's beating
The Arizona Republic
by Michael Ferraresi
Feb. 24, 2010 05:30 PM
[Excerpts] ...Phoenix police launched separate internal and criminal investigations into the 26-year-old officer. "Obviously we're very upset, this being one of our own," said Officer James Holmes, a Phoenix police spokesman. In an e-mail, Holmes said [Phoenix police officer Ricardo] Orosco had been out at the bars with the woman, an acquaintance of one year who referred to Orosco as her "boyfriend." [Full article here]

Officer accused of assaulting woman
News-Talk 92.3 KTAR
by Sandra Haros
February 24th, 2010
[Excerpts] Another sex scandal has rocked the Phoenix Police Department. Officer Ricardo Orosco, 26, has been charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault and criminal damage after allegedly getting into an altercation with his girlfriend early Tuesday. "It's an embarrassment, it's a very bleak situation for us," Phoenix Police detective James Holmes said of arresting a fellow officer... Police said the victim was able to free herself and leave the home, but only after Orosco - trying to get in the car - broke the handles off the driver's side front and rear doors. It was then, after realizing Orosco was following her, that she called police...Orosco was booked into the Maricopa County Jail. [Full article here]

Phoenix Police Officer Accused of Assaulting Girlfriend
myfoxphoenix.com
Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010[Excerpt] ...The victim and the suspect had been drinking but police say they were not impaired. Orosco was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment, assault, and criminal damage. He has since been released. Phoenix Police say Orosco's been with the department for three years. He's has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. Statement by Phoenix Police Det. James Holmes "We are concerned for the victim of this incident and disappointed by this blemish to our department. These allegations will be investigated both criminally and internally and our citizens should be assured appropriate actions will be taken as a result of those investigations." [Full article here]
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3 comments:

  1. Why is this man still a Phoenix police officer? Why????

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  2. Phoenix police officer under investigation in sexual assault cases
    azfamily.com
    by Jennifer Thomas
    Video report by Carina Sonn
    Posted on March 8, 2012 at 8:36 AM
    Updated Thursday, Mar 8 at 5:01 PM

    PHOENIX -- A Phoenix police officer is being investigated in the sexual assaults of three women in the past six months.

    Phoenix police Officer Ricardo Orosco has not been charged with any crime, but he was photographed and fingerprinted by Chandler police on Tuesday. Chandler police said their investigation is being handed over to the county attorney's office.

    Orosco is the subject of two criminal investigations involving both the Chandler and Phoenix police departments.

    Phoenix police wouldn't comment on Chandler's investigation, but they did say Orosco was put on paid leave last week in a separate case out of the South Mountain precinct.

    "We did that because of an incident between him and another employee, a female civilian employee that works for the Police Department, and we have allegations of harassment that he is engaged in with this particular female," Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said.

    In 2010, Orosco was accused of assaulting his then-girlfriend at his Phoenix condo after she refused to have sex with him. The county attorney's office decided not to prosecute. After an internal investigation, Orosco was suspended for three days without pay.

    http://www.azfamily.com/news/Phoenix-officer-under-investigation-in-sexual-assault-cases-141906893.html

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  3. Phoenix cop accused of sexual assault resigns
    Posted: Mar 06, 2012 3:09 PM PST
    Updated: Mar 20, 2012 4:24 PM PST

    CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5) - A Phoenix police officer accused in multiple sexual assault cases has resigned.

    Officer accused of roughing up girlfriend
    Phoenix police said Ricardo Orosco resigned Tuesday during a hearing with the department.

    Orosco is under criminal investigation, accused of sexually assaulting at least two women in Chandler.

    A 22-year-old victim in that case told investigators that after she refused to have sex with Orosco, he grabbed her throat and hit her in the face.

    Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump told CBS 5 News earlier this month that Orosco was on paid administrative leave, but the discipline had nothing to do with the cases in Chandler.

    Phoenix police are also reportedly looking into claims against Orosco by women civilian employees.

    http://www.kptv.com/story/17094948/phoenix-officer-put-on-administrative-leave

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