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EPPD Officer Arrested for Sexual Assault


POSTED: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:52pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 8:52pm

UPDATE: Friday 3 p.m. - An arrest affadavit says Rivera allegedly forced the victim to perform oral sex on him in the back of his patrol car.

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UPDATE 5:20 p.m.-- EL PASO – El Paso Police arrested one of their own on Thursday after an investigation led to sexual assault charges.

Zake Rivera, 29, was arrested for sexual assault after an investigation.

Police said the investigation revealed that on January 23, 2011, River and his partner responded to a family disturbance call. While investigating the disturbance, both officers separated each of the persons involved in the disturbance, one of which was the victim. EPPD said separating the persons involved in domestic disturbances is standard procedure.

Police said that while the victim was separated with RIvera, and out of sight of the others, Rivera sexually assaulted the victim.

The victim went to police, and Internal Affairs and Special Investigations Group began an investigation.

A warrant was secured for the arrest of Rivera after the investigation for the offense of sexual assault. He was booked into the El Paso County Jail on a bond of $25,000.00.

Rivera is a 4-year veteran of the El Paso Police Department and was assigned to the Westside Regional Command Center.

The termination hearing for Rivera began after his arrest, and is scheduled for March 7.


UPDATE 4:16 p.m.-- An El Paso Police officer was arrested on charges of sexual assault on Thursday.

Chief Greg Allen held a news conference on Thursday to address the arrest of Zake Rivera.

Rivera has been an officer with EPPD for 4 years.

The incident reportedly occured on Jan. 23 when Rivera and another officer were responding to a family violence call. The two officers split up at the scene, and was then that the assault happened.

The female victim is not a minor.

RIvera has been on administrative leave pending the investigation. Chief Allen said there was strong evidence against Rivera.

There will be a termination hearing soon.

Stay with for more updates.


EL PASO - Police Chief Greg Allen plans to hold a news conference at 4 p.m. to address the arrest of a police officer.

Little is known beyond that.

The news conference will be held at 911 N. Raynor in the second floor chief's large conference room.

Stay with for the latest on this developing story.

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Yeah karma is beautiful cant wait till you get yours. hahahahaha!!!!!

Another example of El Paso's finest showing their true colors! (lol) Thieves, thugs, & now rapists ... way to go, you bunch of over paid hooligans!

They've been doing this sort of stuff for years ... EPPD pigs are known on the streets for taking cash from suspects, shaking down table dancers for their drugs & or their "private services", so now another one got caught!

Ha Ha Ha ....

Ain't karma beautiful!

If Chief Allen ever DECIDES to REALLY clean house, our county government would have to come up with the money to have not one, not two, but maybe three police academies because the EPPD ranks would get real thin.

And where is our DA silent as usual the PD has his number look for him to delay this case in hopes that the public will forget this officer should ask for the same treatment that Albert Ocegueda got from his office, a complete cover up.

Well, no one's above the law and no one is above reproach, not teachers, priests, mom and dad, and not our men and women in uniform serving in our armed forces and in a civil capacity. It's unfortunate but what do we expect from people? We're only human and sometimes we fall.

Let me see if I understant this: A schoolteacher, a civilian, anyone on the street is accused of sexual assult, and reports it to the PD, their picture is in the newspaper the next day as an "alleged Perp". A Payaso Cop does this and it is kept hush, hush, hoping the victim will not press charges. Sounds like a whitewash that went south on the Keystone Cops again. Lets hold these payasos to a higher standard, which is why they wear the badge. Im sorry, but my respect for these clowns is zero

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