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Video: Video Clears Two Detroit Police Officers After Rape Accusation

May 09, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Video Clears Two Detroit Police Officers After Rape Accusation

A pregnant woman accused two Detroit officers of rape, but patrol car video tells a different story, reports WXYZ.

It was 5:30 am on the streets of Detroit, when two Detroit police officers from the 10th precinct responded to a call of a disturbance. They came across a woman who said she was pregnant and needed a lift across town.

From the area of Livernois and Grand River to the east side of Detroit, the woman is seen riding in the backseat of the patrol car for a total of 18 miles.

"After they dropped her off, she then claimed they had raped her," says Detroit Police Officers Association President Mark Diaz.

At the hospital, a thorough exam known as a "rape kit" was administered. A registered nurse documented no sign of injury or trauma.

Still, the accusation quickly led to an internal investigation. Detectives go back to the surveillance video. From inside the police car, the entire ride is once again closely reviewed. There are no signs of distress or any complaints.

Then, within 24 hours, after learning of the in-car video, the woman made yet another statement where she admitted no sexual assault took place.

The woman later said she was under the influence of alcohol and under medication for a serious mental condition. She apologized for making up the whole story and potentially destroying the lives of those officers.

"The allegation itself is damning, what it does to a person's credibility just to be accused of something," says Diaz. "We don't always have cameras there to provide it, but in this case we do."

Comments (5)

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Jeffrey T. @ 5/9/2016 4:26 PM

Now charge her with making a false report. Don't hesitate!

plato's playdough @ 5/10/2016 12:10 AM

Where are the probing, insightful comments of Percy and Guy InCognito, or Completely NewGuy??


I remember a song that went....

Love Means You Never Have to say You're Sorry.

so NO LOVE HERE, aight??

DD16 @ 5/10/2016 5:03 AM

Yes, we all miss Percy. The thing that sucks in this case, had there not been any video to show this dirtbag lied, these poor cops would be labeled and drug through social media as bad cops. With public pressure, probably charged as well. We had a complaint of excessive force a few years back and the Chief let the Mom of the suspect tell the whole story about how her poor little boy was beaten by the officer and called racial slurs including the "N" word. When she was done, the Chief said, well, we have it on video, would you like to see it. The Mom's reply was, "that's not fare". Unbelievable.

tom @ 5/10/2016 7:00 AM

If she isn't charged with filing a false police report, then the whole darn system in Detroit is beyond repair. No excuses, alcohol, drugs, mental health problems, or stupidity is not an excuse to file a false report.

kevcopAz @ 5/10/2016 10:59 AM

Yes charge her, and the officers should sue her and get a judgement even if she is penniless and they will never see the money. This is the only way that these type of folks can be stopped from doing this. I have always been a proponent of making the complainant sign a sworn statement before any complaint will be taken, if not then no complaint. Then if the allegations are false the person can be charged under several statutes and get felony time. I have been a cop way before cameras and I shutter to think what would have happened to these officers now the way cops are treated if not for the video. If this was a single officer in the vehicle he would have no corroborating witness and even if both made statements a lot of the public would just say that they are lying.These cops do a compassinate deed and give her a ride and this is their thanks! No wonder cops are so hard and cold sometimes, we can't catch a break from some folks. Don't they give "101" (female) miles when transporting?

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