Cop Gets $98,000 of Taxpayer Money After Raping an Immigrant, Meanwhile Innocent Citizens are Locked Up
SAN JOSE, CA — A proven pattern of volatility, lack of impulse control and a tendency towards violence – many Americans still think this is hardly the profile of a police officer.
However, according to Judge JoAnne, these are the characteristics of a now-former cop found guilty of rape.
Jeffrey Evatt Graves had been a member of the San Jose police department for seven years.
The 40-year-old former cop was fired last week.
His overall criminal history is also a disturbing one.
In addition to his rape conviction, he faces charges of being abusive towards his ex girlfriend.
The rape incident that led to the trial in Judge JoAnne’s court took place in September 2013.
A woman was having an argument with her husband when she called the police.
She could barely speak English and was an illegal immigrant.
Graves responded to the incident with three other officers.
The woman requested to be dropped off to the motel where she worked as a maid for the night.
Once there, she went to her room and went to sleep.
The cop then waited for his colleagues to leave, which was around the 15 minute mark.
He then knocked the woman’s door. When she opened it he grabbed her and forced her on the bed.
Graves removed his pants and underwear, but left his bulletproof vest on.
The victim tried to stop him, but he did not listen to her.
He left 10 minutes later after her ordeal was over.
Arguably, the woman would not have reported the crime three weeks later had it not been for an arrest on suspicion of drunk driving. Fearing another attack by a uniformed officer she revealed the details of her last encounter with the police.
An internal affairs investigation ensued soon after.
DNA samples from Graves’ bullet-proof vest confirmed that there had indeed been sexual contact.
In March 2014 Graves was arrested and imprisoned in the Santa Clara County Main Jail, but he continued to be on the department’s pay roll until he was fired last week.
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It is estimated he has received at least $98,000 since his arrest.
This money was, of course, taken out of taxpayers’ pockets.
The case illustrates how fundamentally flawed the criminal “justice” system is, given that it allowed this officer to still receive all that cash after being charged.
Meanwhile, ordinary citizens who don’t enjoy government privilege are locked up, with their lives permanently ruined, for such minor offenses as possessing cannabis.
Sometimes citizens are framed by cops just so cops can meet quotas and fill cages in for-profit prisons. The more arrests cops can make, the more they score points back at the department and become eligible for career boots and monetary awards.
In one case, they falsified evidence against a man and actually coerced him into confessing to a crime he never committed, according to reports. That man was Rodney Roberts, who then spent the next 18 years torn apart from his family and trapped in a lonely prison cell.
We guess the cops who framed him slept comfortably at night with their own families and received praise from their communities for being “heroes,” while Rodney endured all manner of horror and abuse.
DNA testing just recently proved that Rodney was innocent, as he maintained all along, and he was released. But that will never bring back the nearly 20 years that he lost in life, for doing absolutely nothing at all.
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