- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A San Jose police officer accused of raping a woman while on duty two years ago has been fired.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (https://bayareane.ws/1OWaVF6) Thursday that 40-year-old Geoffrey Graves was fired this week.

Graves had been on paid administrative leave since his arrest, and the department did not say why he was fired Wednesday or give any other details, citing privacy restrictions on personnel issues.

Graves’ attorney said the move was premature before he has been proven guilty of the charges. Graves has pleaded not guilty.

Graves is accused of raping the woman in September 2013 after responding to a family disturbance call at her home. Prosecutors say police determined the woman and her husband had been drinking, but no crime had occurred.


Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, https://www.mercurynews.com

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