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He wasn't immediately locked up, there were some investigations that followed the complaint. He willingly turned himself in weeks later when they found "probable cause" to lock him up.

Thing is, ANYONE can file a complaint, with enough probable cause, the arrest can, and in most cases will happen. Being arrested, or even having probable cause isn't an instant indication of guilt.

In this case. The girl filed the complaint, they investigated it, and have probable cause that places him at the time of her complaint.

So in short, she cried rape, his condom, DNA, and witness accounts place him at the time and place her complaint describes. By the duty of law, they have too comply with the procedures of a citizens complaint accordingly.

Does this mean he actually raped her at gun point?

No-

Could he have?

Absolutely-


If you came over to visit me, and we sat around, watched the game, had some beers, then left. I could call the law and file a complaint that you were here and harassed me. If they found ANY evidence of you being here, maybe a neighboring witness, a shoe print, whatever. They would follow through with an arrest to support the complaint.
Just evidence of someone being on your property, doesn't constitute evidence of harassment. You would have to prove that you were harassed before and told the me to stop harassing you previously. That would require you to have called and complained once before. Fully premeditated false arrest, and you would probably end up being the one getting locked up in the end.

The fact that other investigating officers found probably cause to arrest him, leads me to believe he is likely guilty. If it were that easy to get officers arrested on false claims it would be rampant across the nation, not national headlines from a single officer in Florida.

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Just evidence of someone being on your property, doesn't constitute evidence of harassment.
Thats what court is for. No previous warning, no proof too obtain the arrest nothing, all you need is a complaint, and proof you were in fact there. You as the filing complainants is preliminary enough with enough physical evidence to build probable cause. Arresting officers are not here to be judges and jury.

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Thats what court is for. No previous warning, no proof too obtain the arrest nothing, all you need is a complaint, and proof you were in fact there. You as the filing complainants is preliminary enough with enough physical evidence to build probable cause. Arresting officers are not here to be judges and jury.
They do have audio recordings in police cars these days.. And wouldn't the DA have to decide to press charges and arrest him? It's up to that attorney to decide if charges get filed. You're saying they need no proof to arrest an officer?

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Did it not state in the OP there was a condom found where she alleged the incident to occur? I would think there would be DNA analysis done to confirm if it was his.

As others have said, dashcam footage?

And as others have suggested, if she was drunk or whatever and seduced him, he was still on duty and should have said NO, no matter what the temptation is.

Glad it's not my circus!

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They do have audio recordings in police cars these days.. And wouldn't the DA have to decide to press charges and arrest him? It's up to that attorney to decide if charges get filed. You're saying they need no proof to arrest an officer?
I had to take a verbal harassment charge all the way to jury trial once. I never even spoke too the tenant on that day, I showed up to deliver her eviction papers.

A "under oath testimony" or deposition holds enough weight, any bit of physical, or circumstantial evidence is good enough for probable cause. The D.A can drop, or continue a case of course. But even if go with it, it doent mean anyone is guilty. They gamble just as a defendant does.

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Did it not state in the OP there was a condom found where she alleged the incident to occur? I would think there would be DNA analysis done to confirm if it was his.

As others have said, dashcam footage?

And as others have suggested, if she was drunk or whatever and seduced him, he was still on duty and should have said NO, no matter what the temptation is.

Glad it's not my circus!
There was DNA yes, and a condom.....now you're seeing how her complaint, true or false, has enough to have probable cause, and make an arrest.

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I had to take a verbal harassment charge all the way to jury trial once. I never even spoke too the tenant on that day, I showed up to deliver her eviction papers.

A "under oath testimony" or deposition holds enough weight, any bit of physical, or circumstantial evidence is good enough for probable cause. The D.A can drop, or continue a case of course. But even if go with it, it doent mean anyone is guilty. They gamble just as a defendant does.
I just personally think that if the DA is going to gamble on arresting an officer, I'd think they would be pretty sure of the solidity of their case..

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Stephen Maiorino is done, fired from Boynton Beach Police Department according to police chief.

Boynton Beach chief ‘disturbed and disgusted’ by officer rape findings

BOYNTON BEACH — A Boynton Beach Police officer raped a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint on the hood of his marked police car, according to a police report.

Officer Stephen Maiorino, 35, was charged with armed sexual battery, armed kidnapping and unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior Thursday by the state attorney’s office. Maiorino was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, according to jail records.

The eight-year veteran is on administrative leave without pay until he can be fired from the department, Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz said during a news conference at police headquarters.

“The very prospect that a law enforcement officer, someone whom the public should hold in the highest regard because of the manner in which we safeguard the public welfare, could possibly exploit this trust in such a vile and unexcusable way,” Katz said.

The incident happened Oct. 15 when a woman was left stranded in the city after a friend she was driving with was arrested on DUI charges, according to the police report. Maiorino offered to drive the woman to the police station where she could wait for someone to pick her up. When they arrived, the woman tried to leave the police car but Maiorino grabbed her by the wrist and told her she would be arrested if she didn’t perform oral sex on him, according to the report.

Scared, she agreed and the officer drove off 20 blocks north of the department, which is located near the intersection of Seacrest and Boynton Beach boulevards, to an abandoned field.

Before Maiorino raped her on the hood of his police cruiser, he told her to strip, according to the report. A used condom and other evidence were found in the field the next day by investigators.
She said she was face down, held in place on the hood with his right hand. During the assault, she told police, she looked back at her attacker and saw the gun in his left hand.
Once he was finished, Maiorino told the woman to get dressed and added that he would kill her and her family if she told anyone, according to the report.

Over the radio in his car, officers asked where he and the woman were: They said the woman’s family was at the station waiting to take the 20 year old home. According to radio logs from that day, almost an hour had passed since he made the initial contact with dispatch that he was on his way to drop the woman off to wait for her family.
Katz said he is “disturbed and disgusted” with the findings of the investigation.

“Quite frankly, we are angry that any individual would squander the good will we have worked so hard to build within our community,” Katz said.
Maiorino’s personnel and internal affairs files detail an officer with multiple disciplines, periods of time he was on duty and unaccounted for and several suspensions.

In April 2013, he was recommended to be suspended for two days for transporting a prisoner late but was given a written discipline.

In 2012 he was suspended for a day for leaving a prisoner unattended in a transport vehicle during a pursuit of an bank robber. That same year, a citizen called police to say they noticed a police car had been parked for hours at an apartment complex. Investigators noted Maiorino had not been called out to the area. The officer explained he was at his brother’s apartment and apologized.

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Sounds pretty guilty to me..

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I just personally think that if the DA is going to gamble on arresting an officer, I'd think they would be pretty sure of the solidity of their case..
In rape cases, it tends to lean towards the defendant having to prove their innocence.. and contrary to popular beliefs DAs love hanging "rouge cops" its good PR

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