California cop arrested for allegedly masturbating at home during domestic harassment call

A California police officer was arrested after he was caught masturbating by a family that called police over a domestic disturbance, officials said Thursday.

San Jose police officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, allegedly “touched himself” in front of two female family members at his home on April 21, before exposing himself to his mother, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. before.

The DA said the “shocked and frightened” women ran to two men elsewhere in the house, one of whom allegedly saw Dominguez expose himself in the home’s dining area.

“The alleged conduct is disturbing,” DA Jeff Rosen said in a statement. “Law enforcement responds to our homes to help victims of crime, not to intimidate, traumatize and create new victims.”

Dominguez, who worked in the department for four years, was called to his home along with other officials after a family member of a mentally ill patient became violent, officials said.

Dominguez allegedly sent two other officers to find the family of the mentally ill before he exposed himself, prosecutors said.

A San Jose police spokesman said the officer was on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. He was charged with indecent exposure and could face a year in prison and 10 years on the sex offenders registry.

Police Chief Anthony Matta posted a video on YouTube on Thursday showing him walking out of the department’s interior office with Dominguez.

San Jose police officer Matthew Dominguez is accused of exposing his genitals to his family.
Santa Clara County

“I said last week that when an officer violated the public trust or committed a crime, I would personally kick that officer out of the house. Today I did that,” Mata said in a copy provided to The Washington Post. said in the statement.

The incident is one of several involving the department that has come to light in recent weeks, according to NBC Bay Area, which first reported allegations against Dominguez last week.

Another officer was placed on leave for allegedly intoxicated responding to a kidnapping report, while another was under investigation for claiming he traded a meth pipe with a woman in exchange for information, NBC reported.

The police chief said he was proposing changes to the disciplinary process that would allow him to “talk openly to the public” when he believes firing a police officer is the only option.

“Let me start by sharing my commitment to transparency,” he said in a previous statement. “The days of the San Jose Police Department saying it’s a ‘personnel issue’ are over. My administration and I will share our capabilities in the investigation. While the amount of information we can provide may be limited, we will.”

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