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S.J. officer probed for teen's 'fake' arrest

September 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Several law enforcement agencies are investigating a San Jose police officer after he faked the arrest of a 15-year-old boy.The teenager was reportedly having a sexual relationship with the officer's 14-year-old stepdaughter.

The family of the boy said the officer arrived at their home last month in full uniform, riding a department-issued motorcycle.

The family said during his questioning, the officer handcuffed the teen and had his hand on his gun much of the time.

"He made comments like 'you don't mess with a cop's daughter.' That's a show of authority. That's inappropriate," said Tony Boskovich, the family attorney.

"Our department has no policy prohibiting an officer from investigating a case or being involved in a case where he or she knows the involved parties or is emotionally involved with the incident," said Jose Garcia of the San Jose Police Department.

In addition to a San Jose internal affairs investigation, the Santa Clara County district attorney wants additional information from the police department to determine if any crimes were committed.

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