Monday, October 27, 2014

Cops swap nude photos of female arrestees and dead victims as a ‘game’

Cops swap nude photos of female arrestees and dead victims as a ‘game’

On October 23, 2014, Contra Costa, CA prosecutors held a meeting to discuss possible felony computer theft charges against 35-year-old California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Sean Harrington, who admitted accessing nude photos of a DUI suspect and covertly sending them from her cellphone to his own.

In additional court documents, obtained by San Jose Mercury News on October 24, 2014, Martinez confessed to stealing explicit photos from the cellphone of another Contra Costa County DUI suspect in August 2014. He forwarded those images to at least two CHP colleagues and called it a "game" among officers.

Harrington told investigators he had done the same thing to female arrestees a "half dozen times in the last several years." He sent bikini shots of a 19-year-old female DUI crash victim to another CHP Officer, Robert Hazelwood, while the woman was at a hospital to have X-rays taken after the crash. Accompanying text message said: "Taken from the phone of my 10-15x while she's in X-rays. Enjoy buddy!!!" Disappointed recipient texted: "No f------ nudes?"

Shortly thereafter, Harrington sent the same photos to another CHP officer, Dion Simmons. Simmons texted back "Nice" and "Hahahaaaa." In response, Harrington asked that Simmons return a “favor down the road.”