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    http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/178408

    Two Tucson police officers have agreed to give up their peace officer certification following allegations the two had sex while on duty, documents show.

    Officers Tania N. Rivera and Corey J. Gould were among five Tucson officers who gave up or lost their certification or had it suspended in the last three months, according to documents released by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training board.

    The case against Rivera, 33, and Gould, 38, was presented to the state board after Rivera was fired and Gould resigned, documents show.
    Rivera and Gould dated each other between November 2003 and December 2004, during which time they were said to have engaged in on-duty sex, according to the reports.

    There were also allegations that Rivera used the department's computers to gain personal information about other women Gould was seeing, the board's documents said.

    Rivera voluntarily relinquished her certification in March as did Gould in February. The decision to voluntarily give up their certification is not an admission of guilt. It does, however, mean they cannot work as peace officers in Arizona.

    Rivera began working for the department in November 1997 and was fired in January 2006. Gould was employed by Tucson police from September 2001 until November 2005 when he resigned in lieu of termination.

    Prior to joining Tucson police, Gould was a Pima County sheriff's deputy for two years.

    The officers could not be reached for comment. Tucson police declined comment Friday and would not release the officers' internal affairs files or their personnel files.

    Probationary officers fired
    Another Tucson police officer who can no longer work as a peace officer in Arizona is Richard P. Dupuy Jr., 23.
    Dupuy was on the force for less than a year when he accidentally fired a gun while under the influence of alcohol and chose not to report it. He was off duty at the time.

    According to documents from the state board, Dupuy also repeatedly got into bar fights while off duty over a six-month period. Each time he was intoxicated.

    The accidental discharge occurred last spring after Dupuy and fellow officer Neil A. Chamberlain exchanged words with other patrons at the Cactus Moon nightclub in Midtown Tucson. Dupuy was prepared to fight in the parking lot but Chamberlain, 24, dragged him to a vehicle.

    As they were dropping off a woman at her home, Dupuy got out of the car to let the woman out and as he did, he dropped a gun, the report said.
    When he reached down to pick it up, he inadvertently placed his finger on the trigger, causing the gun to go off.

    He blamed the incident on the fact that he was intoxicated, the report said.
    Dupuy and Chamberlain were fired in August 2006 with no option to appeal because both were still probationary officers.
    In March, Dupuy's certification was revoked. A month earlier, Chamberlain's certification was suspended for one year.
    Gone for lying

    Also in March, Vincent P. Fuca, a seven-year Tucson police veteran, had his certification suspended for a year retro-active to June 2006 when he resigned in lieu of termination.
    Fuca, 49, was scheduled to attend advanced officer training in February 2006 but instead called in and lied to his sergeant about why he could not attend, the state board's documents show.
    He was going through a divorce and told his supervisor that he could not attend training because he had been called into court to deal with that matter.
    Upon being questioned later about his absence, Fuca admitted that he had lied.
    A Tucson police captain wrote in a report to Chief Richard Miranda that while the decision regarding Fuca was difficult, it is important for the department and the community to have "ultimate confidence in the veracity of its police officers."
    Tucson police on Friday could not discuss these specific cases but Deputy Chief Kermit Miller in charge of the Professional Standards Division did issue this statement:
    "All issues of misconduct are thoroughly investigated by the Tucson Police Department. The termination and resignation prior to termination of these officers are the result of the high standards and values set by this agency."
    Want to read more about crime in Tucson? Check out the Police Beat blog updated by the Star's public safety reporters at go.azstarnet.com/policebeat


    ● Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at 629-9412 or [email protected].

  • #2
    Stupid Things

    As an officer, I remember a quarterly report came out, listing officers who had been reprimanded, suspended, or terminated.

    The conduct causing the actions were invariably stupid.

    You wonder--"where did this man/woman park his/her brain that day?"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by xraodcop
      You wonder--"where did this man/woman park his/her brain that day?"
      Inside their pants, between their legs i guess
      Rule one of medical emergencies: sick people dont bitch

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      • #4
        VDcavey,
        I think you're close. They might have been okay if they'd left their brains parked in their pants/between their legs, but they apparently took them out for a "drive".

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        • #5
          One could wonder why the just couldnt wait till they got off duty. I guess the uniform has different effects on people. lol

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          • #6
            Originally posted by xraodcop
            There were also allegations that Rivera used the department's computers to gain personal information about other women Gould was seeing, the board's documents said.
            Wow, that's a very thorough database you guys seem to have over there. What, do you submit a form on who you are seeing or do you just input it straight into the computer?
            I'm a little bit waayy, a little bit wooah, a little bit woosh, I'm a geezer.

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            • #7
              Cockney, oh man haha. I couldn't help but crack up at what you said, lol. It was funny to me for some reason. Because I can just imagine somebody entering into the computer someone they're seeing, hehe.
              Complete write up of the process with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) - http://forums.officer.com/t187923/

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              • #8
                Give up their certification? WTF?

                I swear, we are supposed to be held to higher standards but we don't get treated like it. Daily spitting and chitting. Then a mistake and boom, there goes your career.

                I am all for second chances not only for law enforcement but for the public. I also understand that something has to be done for liability sake at least, but is this too far?

                And people wonder why thier communities suffer at the hands of the PC.

                You will never see this action taken against doctors who have sex while on the clock, or fast food employees, or even teachers. Shoot you have to have sex with a student to get ousted from teaching and even at that he/she has to be underage.

                I don't think it is fair to the officers involved.

                With this I am talking about the officer that shot his weapon (shouldn't have had it in the first place) and the officer that called in sick and lied (you have got to be kidding me).

                This sounds more like a head hunt. Having seen officers get terminated for some little known policy violation when behind the scenes was something else he/she did that ****ed off admin but they couldn't fire for, I am shocked.

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                • #9
                  It never fails, Duty Booty will get you in the end every time.
                  Originally posted by kontemplerande
                  Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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                  • #10
                    "Duty Booty"

                    haha

                    On a side note, were pictures included?
                    Complete write up of the process with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) - http://forums.officer.com/t187923/

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                    • #11
                      is this the same guy from the front page who is filing for some sort of racism lawsuit?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Cockney Corner.
                        Wow, that's a very thorough database you guys seem to have over there. What, do you submit a form on who you are seeing or do you just input it straight into the computer?

                        Starting about 1995, everyone began to worry about "Privacy".
                        The rule is: To check someone's record, that person MUST be under investigation.
                        The Terminal operators, State and Federal, check regularly, and verify that the persons entered were part of an investigation.
                        In California, you are threatened with six months in jail and a $1,000 Fine for checking a person not under scrutiny.
                        The Terminal Operators promise to remove their terminal from your office for "Misuse", which gets administrator's attention.

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like someone who is in the food chain between them and their $20+ per hour pay check might care.

                          But that's just a guess on my part. :
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                          Retired @ 31yr 2mo as of 0000 hrs. 01-01-10. Yeah, all in all, it was good.

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                          • #14
                            The article says they were fired for lying and using the department resources inappropriately. Not for having sex.

                            Although the sex part is, of course, what makes the article worth reading.

                            Note to self: Don't have sex on duty anymore.

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                            • #15
                              Sorry, but if I need backup I want my fellow officers coming to me ASAP, not trying to get redressed, hair back in place, etc. Like that idiot in Tennessee who was dispatched as backup to another officer but replied it would be a few minutes, because he was gettin' some.

                              If they didn't have the maturity and PROFESSIONALISM to wait until they were off-duty, they don't need a badge. What are they, 16? And yes, doctors and others who get caught banging on the job can lose theirs as well. Even if they didn't, I have no problem with a double standard because I don't want to work with morons like that.

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