Filings Show Police Investigated Alaska Officer


Salon Staff
March 4, 2012 7:45AM (UTC)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — New court filings show that Anchorage police had for years investigated reports of on-duty sexual activity by an officer who was eventually convicted of sexually assaulting multiple women while on duty.

The reports from police records were filed Friday in the lawsuits of women suing Anthony Rollins and the city.

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The Anchorage Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/y8cGKC) that the lawsuits say Rollins' employers should have known he posed a threat to women after catching him having sex while on duty.

Rollins was convicted last year. He was suspended and then fired after a woman reported in 2009 that he forced her to perform oral sex during a drunken driving arrest.

Among other things, the filings show that police in 2004 learned about an affair conducted at a woman's house and say Rollins admitted to about 20 sexual encounters. He got a negative review and was transferred to patrol duty.

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Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com


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