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FULL STORY: New Details in EPPD Officer Arrest

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POSTED: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 6:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:39am

EL PASO - We have new and disturbing details tonight about an El Paso Police Officer. One day after the arrest of Zake Rivera on sexual assault charges, we've learned he's accused of forcing the victim to give him oral sex in the back of his patrol car. Rivera was arrested yesterday and is now on administrative leave.

"The evidence is actually quite condemning in that regard," said police chief Greg Allen.

An arrest affidavit accuses 29-year-old Zake Rivera, a 4-year police veteran, of taking advantage of a victim in a domestic fight. Just before 1 a.m. on January 23, Rivera and his partner responded to a fight between a husband and wife in the 700 block of Mesa Hills.

The affidavit says while investigating, Rivera escorted the woman to his patrol car and had her sit in the back driver's seat with the door open. The report says he made her perform oral sex on him without consent.

Chief Allen announced the arrest at a press conference yesterday.

"Sometimes you get poor quality and in this case it's a possibility," Chief Allen said.

The affidavit also says there was DNA evidence on the victim's clothing found to be associated with Rivera.

"In this particular case his denial of the event is not going to alleviate this particular charge because we have enough evidence that points that he did do the offense," Chief Allen said.

We also dug up some records from 2006 that show the Civil Service Commission voted to disqualify Rivera from taking the exam to become a police officer.

We asked both the police department and the city who overruled that decision, what he did that made this commission feel he should be ineligible, and why Rivera was allowed to stay on the force.

Police told us to contact the Civil Service Commission directly. City hall is closed today and the commission did not return our calls.

“I'm having our training division look at whether or not the hiring of this individual was probably an error to begin with,” Chief Allen said.

Rivera has posted bond. A termination hearing for him is scheduled for March 7th.

 

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I dont not buy this story for one bit. How the hell as a woman are you going to let that happen especially in this situation. So many ways out yelling screaming kicking biting but instead she said okay and opened her mouth? Please.... It sounds like a setup and this guy seems to be the idiot who fell for it. I wouldn't doubt that her and her husband were in on it... I bet she is still with the same guy who was invovled in the domestic call and they will be suing the police department...

I guess Internal Affairs could not whitewash this one away. How about this pardner, he had to be aware of what was happening? Lets hope this jerk spends some quality cell time with some sex starved animals like him. But first lets tattoo his forehead with "EPPD" so he can be readily identified and become someones boy toy in prison. But I forgot, they segregate cops in prison for their own safety, too bad.

THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW THESE PREDATORS USE THERE POSITIONS IN SOCIETY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF UNEXPECTING VICTIMS THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SEE THIS BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT EVEN IF ITS CONSENTUAL A POLICE OFFICER SHOULD BE PROTECTING AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY NOT OUT TO GET HIS ROCKS OFF I HOPE THAT HE DOES DO TIME (WHICH WE ALL KNOW HE WON'T)BUT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR TRUST IN ANYONE.THIS PIECE OF SH#T DESERVES THE WORST GOOD THING FOR KARMA.

earlier in the year I posted a comment about EPPD officers and sexual violations. I was shut out of using this system because it was seen as a derogatory statement. It was. how derogatory of him to force this woman to do that. I have a friend who is a christian woman , who was threatened with death by a eppd officer if she would not have sex with him in the back of her car .. this after a routine violation. Her crime. .... a woman alone in a car driving. So what is going to be done about this ?

how in the world did this woman get forced to perform oral sex? her husband and the other officer were only a scream away, she also was not forcibly raped. she could have refused. she has to know that all men are horn-dogs and most can't control themselves. unless the cop put a gun to her head i think she is lying about certain details of that event.

personally i nothing would make me do such a think cuz i would definitely fight the perv and even take a bullet rather than give in to a per

I totally agree with you. If I would have called the police because of domestic violence and then he tells me to get in the back seat, believe you me I would be questioning why ...am I under arrest? A scream away exactly and she just did what he said...there is just something that is not right.

Candee......

I pray to god that this never, ever happens to you.... We can never predict what we are going to do in a situation that hasn't happened to us... We might say what we THINK we would do ... but we NEVER REALLY KNOW WHAT WE WILL DO until this happens to us.

again..... I PRAY THIS NEVER, EVER happens to you... or worse yet.. one of your sisters, daughters.... etc....

I had previously posted something about all of us being human, etc. But now that more details are available about what you did to put yourself in this position; all I can say is that you're nothing but a predator. You were bestowed with certain responsibilities and the public placed their trust in you to do the right thing but man did you fail miserably. I bet your family is really proud of you. All your female relatives probably think you're worse than used toilet paper. I just pooped where r u

what about jail time? how long should he be getting? I wonder if the Police dept will be sued as well. Please no special treatment just cuz he was a "cop"

Is anyone else wondering if it's the only time he's done something like this?

Let me say that the "United Forensic College" is the friendliest, most helpful and accessible college out there right now. The Criminal Justice curriculum isn’t going to overwhelm you.

Was the lady in handcuffs? Was she intoxicated? How long was the oral sex (ah, how much time did it take)? Did the policeman take out his gun (ah, pistol)? Is this story true? Ah, it all depends on what "is...is" quoteth..Bill Clinton.

I bet he is going to have lots of fun in prison. He absulutely should be in prison for sexual assault, hopefully those big boys there will teach him how to tell the difference between consensual sex and forced sex. Misuse of position will take on a whole new meaning for this low-life.

I wish I was a cop

It has been known for sometime that certain bad apples on the police force take advantage of their status as "Police Officers" and more often than not, break more rules on a daily basis than the average Joe. So in response to finding out a police officer has done this, and Actually got caught... I say " It's about time one of your own will finally pay.

Yeah, whatever...... that's why nobody in this city has any respect nor trust EPPD. I certainly don't feel safe if I ever had a problem and have to call them they are all corrupt and not trustworthy at all. they are a bad batch of individuals wasting our tax money.

I totally don't buy the story. SCENARIO 1:

COP: Oh ma'am come with me to the patrol car. And Hey wanna have some oral sex?
Woman: Sure why not?
COP: Ok get in the back of the car and I will unzip my pants hope your husband isn't looking hope my partner isn't gonna report this either. Hope the neighbors aren't watching through their windows.

PLEEEAASSE!!!!

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