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LAPD Investigation Finds Two Officers Pressured Women Into Sex

LAPD Investigation Finds Two Officers Pressured Women Into Sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles police officers' jobs are on the line after an internal investigation found they pressured women to engage in sex acts while on duty.

The Los Angeles Times reports the officers, James Nichols and Luis Valenzuela, have been ordered to appear at disciplinary hearings, where officials will decide whether to fire them. Nichols denied wrongdoing through his attorney. Neither Valenzuela nor his attorney could be reached.

A search warrant affidavit related to the case says Nichols and Valenzuela preyed on at least four women over several years when they worked together as narcotics officers.

The affidavit alleges that after threatening jail to get women into their car, the officers sometimes drove them to secluded areas where one of the officers demanded sex while the other kept watch.

 

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