After reading this story, I couldn’t believe that this happened in the US and in California of all places!! Just read the statement of the cop’s lawyer – it is no different from what the Taliban head honchos might have charged a female who exposed her face before shooting her! It is only a matter of degree after all… the concept or the charge is, after all.. IDENTICAL! And he was found not guilty! Whoa! What is this country coming to?
No one disputes that an on-duty Irvine police officer got an erection and ejaculated on a motorist during an early-morning traffic stop in Laguna Beach. The female driver reported it, DNA testing confirmed it and officer David Alex Park finally admitted it.
When the case went to trial, however, defense attorney Al Stokke argued that Park wasn’t responsible for making sticky all over the woman’s sweater. He insisted that she made the married patrolman make the mess—after all, she was on her way home from work as a dancer at Captain Cream Cabaret.
“She got what she wanted,” said Stokke. “She’s an overtly sexual person.”
A jury of one woman and 11 men—many white and in their 50s or 60s—agreed with Stokke. On Feb. 2, after a half-day of deliberations, they found Park not guilty of three felony charges that he’d used his badge to win sexual favors during the December 2004 traffic stop.
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