Two Metro East Officers Fired After Alleged Sexual Assault
EAST ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - Two East St. Louis officers fired after being accused of having sex with a woman they pulled over.
East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says to make no mistake, the men haven’t been charged with having sex with the women. He says the men were fired because when they pulled the woman over, she was drunk, had no drivers license and had an open container of alcohol in the car. The officers never called it in or gave her a ticket. When they pulled her over, she told them she was having trouble at home with her boyfriend so they followed her to her house. The officers then allegedly took her in their patrol car to a park where they had oral sex.
“The alleged sexual assault was turned over to the FBI and state police,” Floore said.
He says no criminal charges have been filed, but that will be up to the FBI. He says he can only recommend punishment for violating police procedures, like not calling in the stop or writing up tickets.
The incident occured in May, the woman came in shortly after and reported it to Floore.