A Maricopa, Ariz., police officer was fired in March after an internal investigation revealed that he had sex with a married woman while on duty. According to police, officer Victor Valenzuela admitted to having a single sexual encounter with the wife of a local man, Perry Edwards. Valenzuela reportedly wore his uniform and drove his police car to the Edwards home while he was on duty.
Edwards became suspicious that his wife was having an affair after discovering sexual text messages on her phone, KTVK reported. The disgruntled husband believed that his wife's paramour was a Maricopa city cop. His sister, Roberta Schneider, brought it up with the police department, which launched its own investigation.
"He is supposed to be serving our community, not making booty calls in the back of his car," Schneider told 3TV.
Valenzuela reportedly showed remorse for his conduct, telling the police investigator that the signed up for a 12-step program for sex addicts following his encounter with the married woman.
This isn't the first time that Arizona police have gotten into sex-related trouble. In April 2010, CBS Phoenix reported that a pair of on-duty officers took advantage of a drunk woman following a traffic stop.
The officers were fired after an internal investigation showed that one cop fondled the woman, while the other "turned a blind eye" when he could have stopped it.
In February, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, a law enforcement official lauded by conservatives for his tough stance on immigration, was forced to step down as Mitt Romney's campaign co-chair in the state after admitting to having a gay relationship with a Mexican immigrant.
Ludlow Massachusetts Police Officer Thomas Foye was arrested on August 15, 2013, for allegedly stealing a substance from a police evidence locker that field tested positive for cocaine. Foye, 49, was booked on charges of theft of drugs from a depository and possession of a class B substance. At his arraignment Thursday, Foye entered a not guilty plea before Palmer District Court Judge Patricia T. Poehler. Foye was released without bail, under the conditions that he undergo a substance abuse evaluation and submit to random drug screens A pretrial conference in the case has been scheduled for October 1, 2013.
Jim Deeghan, a former sergeant with the Vermont State Police, is arraigned in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington Vt. on Friday, July 13, 2012. Deeghan of Colchester pleaded not guilty on Friday to two counts of false swearing. Prosecutor T.J. Donovan called it a "crime of opportunity," saying Deeghan reported responding to two car crashes and a false alarm but none of the incidents happened. Last year, Deeghan was paid about $136,000, about $56,000 more than his base pay, although a trooper can typically expect to make about $30,000 in overtime a year. (AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell, Pool)
In July 2012, 18 cops in China's Shandong province labored to save this sex doll that they thought was a drowning woman. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/sex-doll-saved-from-drowning_n_1696434.html?1343140641" target="_hplink">Read more.</a>
In July 2012, Cop Jake Chustz resigned after he allegedly stole an iPhone from the scene of a drunk-driving crash in Baton Rouge. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/13/cop-accused-of-stealing-d_0_n_1670181.html" target="_hplink">Read more.</a>
In October 2011, local outlets reported that a New Mexico man nabbed on surveillance footage having sex on the hood of a car was a cop. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/30/officer-sex-car_n_942051.html" target="_hplink">Read more.</a>
In April 2012, Mike Eiskant, a former cop in Santa Fe, was allegedly caught on the dash cam in his own squad car having a graphic sexual conversation with himself and masturbating. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/mike-eiskant-santa-fe-police-officer-masturbating-squad-car-on-duty_n_1415740.html" target="_hplink">Read more.</a>
Dion Anthony, Memphis cop, was allegedly caught getting it on in Memphis in March 2012...over the police radio.
In October 2011, Miami cop Fausto Lopez allegedly got into a high-speed car chase with officers after driving on a highway at 120 mph. Lopez reportedly had a need for speed because he was late to his off-duty job working security at a school. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/30/fausto-lopez-police-officer-late-for-work_n_1065888.html#slide=844224" target="_hplink">Read more.</a>
He may not be a police officer, but Indiana correctional facility employee (read: jailer) Travis Wilbur, allegedly trafficked drugs to inmates by hiding them in black electrical tape surrounded by fast-food wrappers. He was arrested in June 2012. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/travis-wilbur-trafficked-drugs-taco-bell-wrappers-indiana_n_1578878.html" target="_hplink">Read more.</a>