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|SJPD Officer arrest for alleged sexual assualt|
Filed under Press Release, on 3/11/2014 8:00:00 AM by Author: Sergeant Heather Randol #3528.
|TYPE OF CRIME: Sexual Assault||CASE NUMBER: 14-289-0728|
LOCATION: San Jose
|SUSPECT: Officer Geoffrey Graves #4101||AGE: 38|
|ADDRESS: Withheld||Experience: 6 Years|
On Monday March 10, 2014, Officer Geoff Graves was arrested for one count of felony sexual assault. The San Jose Police Department's Criminal Investigation Detail (CID) completed a five month investigation and presented its findings to the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office who filed one count of forcible rape. Officer Graves self-surrendered and was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail. Officer Graves is a six year veteran and has been placed on paid administrative leave since our Department was made aware of this criminal allegation.
The investigation into the incident revealed that on September 22, 2013, San Jose Police Department officers responded to a family disturbance. When officers arrived they made contact with the involved individuals who admitted to having a verbal argument. At some point a decision was made that the involved female would leave the residence and relocate to a hotel. SJPD officers facilitated the transportation of the female subject to a local area hotel then left. Officer Graves remained nearby and reinitiated contact with the female in her hotel room. According to the female, the officer sexually assaulted her.
On October 15, 2013, this incident was brought to the attention of the San Jose Police Department who initiated a criminal investigation into the allegation. At the conclusion of the C.I.D. investigation and Santa Clara County District Attorney filing, an arrest warrant was issued for Officer Graves.
Chief Esquivel stated, "Please know that once I became aware of this incident, we quickly and proactively initiated a criminal investigation in cooperation with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. This is an extremely serious allegation, and if proven true, the officer will be held accountable. 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."
|BY: Sgt. Heather Randol #3528||AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. Heather Randol #3528|
|DATE: 3/11/2014 TIME:8:00 AM||DATE: 3/11/2014 TIME: 8:00 AM|
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