Brian Tucker has been a Maryland State Trooper for 18 years. That will all come to an end if he is proved to have engaged in the conduct he is accused of. Tucker, 43, was taken into custody by the Prince George County Police. He is said to have held a woman at gunpoint and demanded her to perform sex acts on him.
According to the Washington Post, officers with Prince George County approached an SUV that was parked at the end of a culd-de-sac in Palmer Park, Maryland. As the officers approached, they noticed a man standing with a woman by the vehicle. The woman informed the officers that the man had a gun. Tucker then identified himself as a state trooper.
While in custody, Brian Tucker admitted to the county police that he had paid the woman to perform a sex act on him. She told police that he then held a gun to her and told her to perform another sex act on him. Fox DC reports that Tucker is being charged with a first-degree sex offense as well as a handgun charge. The gun in question was not his department issued sidearm. Maryland State Police have issued a statement saying Brian Tucker is suspended without pay.
This is the second lewd act involving an officer in the last month. On June 16, Hialeah Police Sergeant Jesus Menocal, Jr. was accused of pulling a lesbian couple over. He then allegedly took one of the women into custody. He told her to undress. While the woman was undressing, he rubbed his penis.
“[He asked me] how do I have intercourse, and I told him, ‘Why do I need to answer that? Why is that necessary?’ He insisted me to answer it, so I told him how me and my partner have intercourse, which is me and my girlfriend.
After, he asked if I was a virgin. He asked me, if he was to test me right that moment, if I had any diseases on me.”
After holding the woman alone in the room for 15 minutes, Menocal released her without charging her with any crime.
These are two obvious cases where the police officer used his authority for personal pleasure. Brian Tucker escalated the incident even further by using a weapon to get what he wanted. Both of these individuals soil the name of their departments as well as the office they represent. Do the officers of the law in this case deserve harsher punishment?
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