Court documents contain graphic details about arrest of Tucson police officer

Internal investigation into officer conduct

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - More details have been released about the Tucson police officer accused of sexual misconduct with a woman he was investigating.

According to the interim complaint, officer Richard Daniel told the woman he wouldn’t take her to jail if she would give him oral sex. The woman’s husband was the one who called police to report the alleged incident.

The complaint, which contains graphic content, can be read HERE.

Officer Daniel was arrested Sunday, Jan. 20 on charges of unlawful sexual conduct by a police officer and tampering with evidence. Both charges are felonies.

According to the complaint, Daniel was investigating a report of a woman who had a confrontation with a clerk at the 7/11 at 4295 E. 29th Street on Jan. 13. When he did a records query, he discovered the woman had an outstanding arrest warrant.

When she asked him not to take her to jail, he allegedly asked her what she would do for him.

Daniel, 33, was booked into the Pima County Jail and has since been released.

The police department has served Daniel with a termination notice and placed him on leave without pay. He had been with the department for three years.

The initial press release about Daniel’s arrest contained the following statement from TPD:

“Investigations involving the conduct of our officers are taken seriously. The actions and behaviors exhibited by Richard Daniel are not reflective of the honorable men and women who are devoted every day to the mission of serving and protecting the members of the Tucson community.”

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