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California cop busted for masturbating in home during disturbance call: Report

Authorities say a California police officer was caught masturbating in a family’s home after he arrived there for a domestic disturbance call.

He was placed on administrative leave following his arrest, according to various reports.

What are the details?

According to KNTV-TV, former San Jose Officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, was arrested for indecent exposure after reportedly masturbating in an area family’s home.

Dominguez, authorities said, reportedly “touched himself” in front of two female family members and went on to expose himself to a third female household member.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said that the purported behavior is “beyond disturbing.”

“Law enforcement officers respond to our homes to help crime victims, not terrorize, traumatize, and create new victims,” Rosen said.

The station reported that Dominguez showed up at the family’s home for a call about a mentally ill family member exhibiting erratic behavior and becoming violent.

San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata told the New York Post that he physically escorted Dominguez out of the building.

“Last week I said that when an officer violated the public’s trust or engages in criminal conduct I would personally walk that officer out the door,” he said. “Today I did it.”

Sean Pritchard, president of the San Jose Police Department Officers Association told KNTV that Dominguez “has no place in law enforcement” if the allegations are proven to be true.

“Having these different incidents has really led us to a place where we want to take a much harder look at our hiring process, our backgrounding process and really see if there’s something that’s being missed,” he said.

If convicted on the indecent exposure charge, Dominguez could face one year in jail and spend 10 years on a sex offender registry.

The department is investigating the incident.


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