Memo: Austin officer fired after leaking sexual assault case details

“An Austin police officer gave a sexual assault suspect he knew details about the victim, a memo says.

The officer was not assigned to the case.

Prosecutors ultimately decided not to pursue “the compromised sexual assault case,” the memo says.

An Austin police officer was indefinitely suspended Friday after he shared confidential information with a sexual assault suspect about his accuser, according to a disciplinary memo.

Officer Carlos Mayfield can appeal his suspension within 10 days. A criminal investigation into his actions is pending, the memo says.

Mayfield, who was not assigned to the sexual assault case, told investigators he accessed the police report at the behest of an ex-girlfriend of his, the mother of the suspect, the memo says. Mayfield also said he revealed details from the police report to both his ex-girlfriend and her son, including the fact that the woman accusing the suspect declined to undergo a rape kit exam, the memo adds.”–law/memo-austin-officer-fired-after-leaking-sexual-assault-case-details/WOJb6L0PuG24oZojTNDV2I/?platform=hootsuite


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