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LEO Stages Fake Arrest of Daughter's Would-Be Romeo

LEO Stages Fake Arrest of Daughter's Would-Be Romeo

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San Francisco Chronicle via YellowBrix

September 27, 2010

SAN JOSE, CA – Most fathers would have taken him aside for a quiet chat.

But when one police officer found out a 15-year-old boy had slept with his 14-year-old step-daughter, he took things a little bit further.

The unnamed California motorcycle cop went round to the youth’s house in uniform and staged a fake arrest, claiming that he was being detained for sexual assault.

As his parents looked on, the officer handcuffed the boy and gave him a five-minute dressing down about his conduct before letting him go.

The policeman has now been put on administrative leave whilst an internal investigation and a district attorney probe are carried out.

The case has echoes of the 2000 comedy ‘Meet the Parents’ in which Robert De Niro plays a retired FBI officer who quizzes the man who wants to marry his daughter on every aspect of his personal life.

But this real-life version has divided opinion as to whether or not the officer went too far or was just doing what most fathers in his position would do.

The officer drove to the boy’s house on his police motorbike and went inside where mobile phone footage taken by one of the boy’s parents shows him standing in the middle of the room lecturing the youth.

On the footage the officer says to the boy: ‘It does not bode well for you. Do you know what that means? No?

‘Not a good thing that the person you had sex with is a cop’s daughter. The district attorney will probably file charges.’

The family’s lawyer said the officer’s behaviour amounted to ‘scared straight’ tactics that went too far.

‘He made comments like, ‘You don’t mess with a cop’s daughter.’ That’s a show of authority, that’s inappropriate,’ attorney Tony Boskovich said.

‘Applying force, applying handcuffs, threatening the young man with things such as rape in prison.

‘He acted like a cowboy. He lost it, he came in and he abused his authority.’

Lawyers for the policeman have suggested that the boy’s parents were complicit either by giving their permission or doing nothing to stop the tirade.

Attorney Terry Bowman said: ‘At no time did you hear the parents of the young man objecting, getting upset, crying. So the video is absolutely exculpatory from the cop’s perspective,’ she said.

‘The officer was essentially invited to use ‘scare straight’ tactics, and there were no objections to the lecture or the handcuffing.

‘Everything was done in the spirit of reaching a troubled young man who is heading down the wrong path.’

She added that early in the video the boy’s stepfather advises his handcuffed son: ‘Use your head. Think about what he is talking to you about. Listen to his words. Replay them in your head.’\

The boy’s parents filed a complaint with the police and both the boy and the girl were cited for unlawful sexual intercourse.

The misdemeanour, for minors who are close in age and have consensual sex, is rarely prosecuted.

None of the adults have been identified to protect the identities of the two minors.

San Jose Police Department spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Lopez said the officer may have violated some of the force policies which relate to conduct involving personal feelings and policing ones own neighbourhood, but could not comment further.

Should the district attorney file criminal charges the officer could face jail for false imprisonment.

  • Imagesca4xarl3gatekeeper911_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I Agree with Art & Donna, and My other Brother & Sister Leo's, I Can Say My Opnion is This,,,, killer_assassin is NOT an Appropriate Name for Our Fine LEO Community, With a Handle, (Name) What is it that You bring to our Table?

  • Luvroses_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    What is a species? The evolutionary answer seems simple enough: a species is an interbreeding population.

    Most people walk away from biology classes with this definition, and it is this definition which causes problems. (In the first DVD of Hovind’s debate series, you can hear one college student give this exact definition.)

    Notice that by this definition, those that are not interbreeding are not part of the species. This means that a virgin is not, by this definition, a human. If you use this definition, child sacrifice would not be considered murder, since murder only applies to humans; the child is not able to interbreed, and thus cannot meet the criteria of being in the human species. Do you see how something so simple as a wrong definition can have devastating effects?

    Hormones, peers and the teaching of evolution work as a trifecta to push teens into being sexually active. Teens can control behavior and change friends, but the corrosive teaching of evolution will linger beyond them because it is ingrained in the modernist humanist belief system.

    It is no surprise, then, that some teens in this town think sex stores are a good thing. They’ve been taught that sex is the only way to become human, and that even then humans have no value anyway because we’re part of the problem. The right approach is not simply to get rid of the store, but rather to destroy the false teachings which make such a store thrive.

    As Kent Hovind says, “What you believe determines how you behave.” And when it comes to studying beliefs, begin at the beginning.
    God made sex, so use it as he says — in marriage.

  • Vpsomourningband_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Wow! killer_assassin why is the girl a slut and not the boy called a similar fitting name? We do not know what transpired between both sets of parents. We all have lapses in judgement, especially when it comes to our children. If you want your opinion heard, which you evidently do, why not try to be less antagonistic. Why are you here? What is your goal? And you are wrong about "This is an open site so I will come here when I like and you cannot do anything." So tread lightly. You might want to read the TOUs and post an introduction.

  • Img_0103_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Sorry for the "Type O's" The words "you" should read; "your" where "your" should be used. "evry" should read; "every"

  • W005_weasel_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Hmmm! The kid's lucky he got off that easily. When a father can't protect his daughter_____ That is what we do!!!! Also, how can a cop be a private citizen?

  • Img_1008_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Most of the blame falls on both children's parents. And probably their parents. Raise them in the way you want them to go and they will not stray. Where's the example? How are children to know how to act and what to do if no one shows them? Most kids are left to look up to older kids and thats where they learn their bad habits. Parents, you gotta step up and live a good example.

  • Me_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I, as a mother of both boys and girls, think this should be done with EVERY teenager. A good dose of fear would help keep quite a few of them thinking with the right head for a change. We just has this "talk" with our 15y/o daughter who was seeing a high school senior behind our backs. We had to explain to her that it is illegal in this state for her to be sexually active and she is not old enough to be dating either. If I found out my boys were doing something like this I would want someone to scare the bejesus out of them too. I say way to go dad. Sometimes parenting takes a little less than conventional thinking.

  • Clone_trooper_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Wasn't the boy (not a man) guilty of statutory rape?

  • 4076_1_sbl_max600_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Wow, a lot of comments here. Ok, as a father of two girls, I can understand that the officer here is upset. I do not necessarily agree with his actions in uniform. I personally would either talk to the boys parents, off duty or I would file a report with the police department that has jurisdiction over where the sexual encounter occurred.

    What I am not seeing here is a lot of comments about the boys parents. It appears that rather than being upset with their son having sex at 15, with a cops daughter none-the-less, they instead file a complaint with the officers department. How about accepting the fact that your son did something morally wrong. But no, they concentrate their efforts on attacking the officer furthering their sons lack of respect for authority.

    This is my opinion. I own it. If you don't like it that is fine, but don't bash me for it.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    i agree with the officer,110%

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    Most of these comments are blowing this out of proportion. First, a crime was committed and he is a cop. If more parents were involved in their children's life then we might not have all the problems we do as Daysend mentioned. A childs mind and emotions are still developing throughout their teen years, not just till the age of 4-5, and therefore they need the guidance of mature responsible parents. Those of you that think a parent doesn't have a right and responsibility to step into their children's lives at times like these are misguided, lazy, irresponsible or trying to shift blame to the child because "there's nothing I can do!". Step up and take the responsibility of a parent or your child will more than likely be one of the future criminals we arrest. Although his tactics might be questionable, at least this Officer/Parent is trying to fullfill his role as a father!

  • Tigerstripe_002_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I decided to delete my previous post, the people here who dont care when or with whom or at what age their daughters engage in sex acts at. Are perfectly within their rights as a parent to do so. I dont know if child services would care at all. Or if they care about such things as STD's, teen pregnancy, emotional distress, teens ruinned soical lives, or attempted suicides over dabbling in things they should stay far away from for atleast acouple more years.. but.. whatever. you know.

  • Tigerstripe_002_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Maybe but can you blame the guy? Perhapse he should have actually contacted law enforcement, isn't 14-15 still illegal?

  • Img_0450_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I'm no parent, but I do know how i was raised and that you never ever interfere with your child's relationship unless they ask for you to help them cause they are stuck or in doubt of their choices.

    Parent's can not and I mean can not change their kid, once their personal beliefs, and personality take hold age (approx 4-5 yo iirc) that's it, you are done, all you can do from there is guide them, but their decision making as they grow will become their own. How you cope and deal with what they do will ultimately determine what ties are kept in the end. Raising your kid to respect you does not include forcing them to do what you feel is right or wrong, but giving them the proper tools to make their own ethic and moral choices is.
    If you don't trust your kid to make those right decisions on their own, they will hate you for that, and will never respect you. Parents do make mistakes but don't do things that are not your body/choice/boundaries that's never your decision or place to interfere. its great way to ruin any love or respect you did have from your child.

  • Img_0450_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    What in the heck? Um hello thats just morally and ethically wrong there, if I was that daughter I would sue him, same with that kid for false arrest, a lot of things, as for the daughter I don't think someone interfering with my life in such a way would go well I'd probably never make any meaning connection with this guy ever again!.. not to mention its really not his business if both parties are consensual..this poor parenting and poor choice as a police officer.

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