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Old 02-26-2010, 11:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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A San Antonio police officer was arrested Thursday night after a transgendered man accused him of rape while the officer was on duty, authorities said.

Officer Craig Nash, 39, has been charged with sexual assault and official oppression. Bail was set at $27,500. He was released from Bexar County Jail after posting a bond. Police said Nash does not have a history of disciplinary action. He is the second San Antonio police officer arrested this year.


SAPD officer accused of sexually assaulting man (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/SAPD_officer_accused_of_sexually_assaulting_man.ht ml - broken link)
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:22 AM
 
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If this plays out as alleged, he needs to serve time without a doubt. But let's first get it to trial and examine all the evidence. Officers are routinely charged as a retaliatory measure by folks they've had run-ins with - so let's be sure of the facts before we judge too harshly.
Not too long ago, they had a cop all but hung out to dry on a similar charge (by a female) - and as it turned out, it was fabricated. In the meantime, the cops' reputation was destroyed by folks eager to believe the worst.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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There are bad apples in every line of work, and Law Enforcement is no exception. Teachers, Lawyers, Doctors, Clergy and yes, Law Enforcement have those that feel they are above the law.

While you choose to focus on those that are the "bad apples" of those that lay their lives on the line for the public every time they put on their uniform and go to work, there are those of us who have had family members gunned down serving and protecting you and the rest of us, the general public, in the line of duty. We know that there are many who would like to focus on the negative, but remember, there are many who have given their lives defending US, the general public, and to overlook the sacrifice and the service of those who DO their job correctly with great risk is petty. Trust me, those who are in law enforcement are more offended by someone who discredits their dedication to the badge than you can ever be.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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If this plays out as alleged, he needs to serve time without a doubt. But let's first get it to trial and examine all the evidence. Officers are routinely charged as a retaliatory measure by folks they've had run-ins with - so let's be sure of the facts before we judge too harshly.
Not too long ago, they had a cop all but hung out to dry on a similar charge (by a female) - and as it turned out, it was fabricated. In the meantime, the cops' reputation was destroyed by folks eager to believe the worst.
I agree...let's see how it all plays out. Should be interesting.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:09 AM
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I've known this officer for over ten years. This does not even resemble the man I know. There's got to be a lot more to this than what's been on the news....
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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A formal complaint was filed in August against the San Antonio officer now accused of rape.

Rebecca Flores says Office Craig Nash was on the scene of a downtown assault which members of her family witnessed back in June 2009. In a formal complaint heard at the August 8th city council meeting, it is alleged Nash was rude towards witnesses and threatened to arrest a man who was trying to be of assistance to the victim.

Accused SAPD officer received previous complaints | kens5.com | San Antonio News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | Local News

This one doesn't say that he was cleared, but to his credit, he wasn't disciplined either.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:08 PM
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A formal complaint was filed in August against the San Antonio officer now accused of rape.

Rebecca Flores says Office Craig Nash was on the scene of a downtown assault which members of her family witnessed back in June 2009. In a formal complaint heard at the August 8th city council meeting, it is alleged Nash was rude towards witnesses and threatened to arrest a man who was trying to be of assistance to the victim.

Accused SAPD officer received previous complaints | kens5.com | San Antonio News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | Local News

This one doesn't say that he was cleared, but to his credit, he wasn't disciplined either.
I'm not sure what your point is in posting this. He was rude to a witness? Pardon me, but you work the 11-7 shift in the areas he worked for a few years.

Oh, and he threatened to arrest a man trying to be of "assistance to the victim". Maybe, just maybe that man was interfering.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm not sure what your point is in posting this. He was rude to a witness? Pardon me, but you work the 11-7 shift in the areas he worked for a few years.

Oh, and he threatened to arrest a man trying to be of "assistance to the victim". Maybe, just maybe that man was interfering.
The formal complaint...

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COMPLAINT AGAINST OFFICER NASH (Patrol Car #7023 C)

Domestic Violence Incident near Frost Bank (28 June 2009 @ 2:15am)

Enclosed please find four sworn affidavits, complaining of Officer Nash (Patrol Car #7023 C) and how he handled – actually, severely mishandled – a brutal domestic violence incident near Frost Bank on June 28, 2009 @ 2:15am.

There are three important points:

1. First, Nash did not take any steps to apprehend the perpetrator of this terrible abuse regarding which the people who now complain against him had sought police assistance.

2. Officer Nash callously mishandled the situation with regard to the victim of the assault and did not seek to find her a safe place. That had to be done by people of the scene.

3. Officer Nash not only was rude and insolent to everyone on the scene, but even threatened to handcuff and arrest one of our domestic violence attorneys on the scene who was offering advice to the officer about how to comfort her and get information from her about finding and arresting the assailant. The officer’s abrasive and threatening actions were counterproductive.

We intend to appear at City Council on this matter because it reflects not only on Nash’s unacceptable conduct, for which he should be disciplined, but it reflects very badly on how SAPD handles domestic violence situations.
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As you can read, there were multiple complainants...so this is just not one person's accusation against the officer.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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dh has also known this officer for many years... shock is not enough of a word to describe how dh reacted to the news...
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:43 PM
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The formal complaint...



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As you can read, there were multiple complainants...so this is just not one person's accusation against the officer.
I guess four complainants could be considered multiple. Friends and Famiily perhaps?? And maybe he was the only cop on the scene at the time and there are multiple hysterical people. How would like to be in that situation? And statistics indicate a domestic violence call is probably the most dangerous call to respond to for a cop...

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