Saturday, February 26, 2011
[TX] El Paso Police Officer Zake Rivera left DNA on the domestic violence victim
February 25, 2011 - El Paso Police Officer Zake Rivera was arrested after (apparently) sexually assaulting a domestic violence victim, "without consent," in his patrol car outside the apartment building where the woman and her husband had their altercation. Officer Rivera's DNA evidence was found on her. Police Chief Greg Allen: "Sometimes you get poor quality and in this case it's a possibility... In this particular case his denial of the event is not going to alleviate this particular charge because we have enough evidence that points that he did do the offense." Records from 2006 show that the Civil Service Commission voted to disqualify Rivera from taking the exam to become a police officer.