A Chicago Police officer has been stripped of his badge after allegations surfaced that he forced a trans woman to perform oral sex on him.
The woman was apparently out walking with her boyfriend when they were approached by the officer.
The cop then threatened to arrest her for prostitution unless she performed oral sex on him, demanding she get into his vehicle, and telling her “that’s what you do.”
The Chicago Tribune reports:
The sergeant directed her to get into the front passenger seat of the police vehicle, and as her boyfriend looked on, the sergeant drove off, ultimately ending up in an alley near Kostner and Lexington avenues — with the Eisenhower Expressway visible in the distance.
At some point, the sergeant closed the cover on a computer mounted between the driver and passenger seats, the alleged victim told detectives.
On the night of the alleged assault, the woman later told detectives, she had given staffers at Rush [Hospital] four numbers that had been written on the computer with what appeared to be magic marker.
The transgender woman told detectives that the sergeant exposed himself and ordered her to perform a sex act. She said she complied out of fear.
She managed, however, to save some DNA which turned over to staffers at a local hospital later that night. With the findings from a rape kit, she filed a police report.
In April, the department stripped the sergeant of his rank and power. He opted to retire at that time.
No criminal charges have yet been filed in the case, pending additional DNA test results.