Penis-Flashing Cop Costs American Taxpayers $1.25 Million
A NYPD lieutenant said he is unsure if sending pictures of a penis to a female subordinate counts as harassment.
The now retired officer Alexander Rojas categorically denied that he subjected three of his colleagues to groping, touching and using sexually derogatory terms.
However, this is not all.
One of his victims, 44-year-old Dawn Sprague claims that he repeatedly played a lewd video of a woman performing oral sex on a man.
He told her that he was the one in the video.
Another officer Claudia Melara has also indicated she had seen a lot more of Alexander than she wanted to. After calling her to his office, he showed her a picture of male genitals that he claimed were his. He even asked her if she liked she saw.
His third victim was Maria Lampley. She too was subjected to photo evidence of what was inside his underwear.
As it turns out, all three women had filed a lawsuit against him.
Last week the court ruled he would need to pay well over a million dollars amount to victims. When asked, the former officer said he could afford only $ 12,500.
So the City of New York is expected chip a cool $1.25 million owing to his years of servitude, which includes the period he spent exposing himself to his colleagues.
It seems Alexander is not the only one who needs a crash course in appropriate behavior at work. Other American policemen, too, are having a hard time keeping their pants zipped while on duty.
In a separate incident since last year, one member of law-enforcement decided to showcase his manhood in public.
Late last year Officer Jason Miller was charged with official misconduct and public lewdness and was been suspended without pay.
The 37-year-old married man stood in uniform on the side of a street, signaling motorists to stop. When the unsuspecting drivers approached him expecting to be given a ticket, he gave them a look at his genitals instead.
His unprofessional behavior took many forms that night.
In one incident he asked the driver if he was a romantic involved with another man also present in the car. He had been following the pair’s vehicle for some time.
In another case Miller let a driver to go despite being well over the speed limit.
Reactions from the public indicate that this is an added concern on top of the several police cruelty issues. With law-enforcement officials considering themselves above the law, seemed at times the community is left to fend for itself.
Things are not much better across the Atlantic.
A police sergeant in the UK is on trial late for raping and beating his lover because; he claims he did so out of care and compassion.
Bristol Cop Peter Lower is on trial for a number of serious charges relating to sexual and physical abuse. He says he resorted to violence because girlfriend, who was an escort, wanted to return to her profession.
The sergeant says some of his cruelty actually related to sexual games that the couple were playing. He also said the former escort sometimes requested for him to be “rough“