Tucson police officer pleads guilty, unlawful sexual conduct

Tucson police officer pleads guilty, unlawful sexual conduct
The Tucson Police Department said officer Richard Daniel was arrested on charges of unlawful sexual conduct and tampering with evidence. Both are felonies.

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson police officer, accused of sexual misconduct with a woman he was investigating, pleaded guilty May 2.

Since the charge is probation eligible, it’s possible he may not face any jail time.

Richard Deandre Daniel told the woman he wouldn’t take her to jail if she gave him oral sex.

According to the complaint, Daniel was investigating the report involving her confrontation with a clerk at the 7/11. 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 could do for him.

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

Tucson Police Department said Daniel was arrested Sunday, Jan. 20 on charges of unlawful sexual conduct and tampering with evidence. Both charges are felonies.

Daniel was served with a termination notice and placed on leave without pay.

A charge of evidence tampering was not included in the plea deal.

His sentencing will be Monday, June 17 at 11 a.m. in front of Judge Javier Chon-Lopez.

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