TAMPA — A fired Tampa police officer is facing a charge of sexual battery after investigators found he touched a woman inappropriately during a Feb. 1 traffic stop.
Adam York, 42, turned himself in just before 9 a.m. Thursday at the Orient Road Jail. He was released 30 minutes later on $15,000 bail. York was a 13-year veteran of the department when authorities say the sexual battery occurred.
“This is a shock to us,” Tampa police Chief Eric Ward said at a news conference. “It’s something that is hard to believe.”
The incident was initially reported to another police agency because the woman involved did not know the department the officer worked for or where the traffic stop happened, Ward said.
Investigators later determined York stopped the woman for speeding before dawn on a Monday as he headed to work from his home in Clearwater. The woman, whom Ward said was in her 20s, pulled into a parking lot near WestShore Plaza at Kennedy Boulevard and West Shore Boulevard. A surveillance camera from the plaza captured grainy images of a police cruiser with emergency lights flashing.
During the stop, York told the woman to pull down her pants and underwear, according to an arrest report. After she did so, the officer touched her inappropriately, according to the report.
The stop occurred the Monday after the city’s annual Gasparilla parade, which brought law enforcement officers from several agencies to Tampa, Ward said.
“It was hard for us to determine initially exactly which agency was involved,” Ward said. “So it took a lot of work to point back to us.”
Police interviewed York about the allegations a week later, on Feb. 8. He admitted that he had stopped the woman but denied any inappropriate conduct, Ward said. No other video of the incident was recorded.
On Feb. 25, police received results of a forensic examination from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
York’s DNA was found inside the woman’s underwear, according to an arrest report.
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There used to be a little rhyme for Florida because it is such a notorious police state
“Come on vacation, leave on probation”
I have nothing for this one
But really is he laughing ? Is there something funny about being accused of sexual assault? Maybe he knows a judge like Donald E. Horrox a judge that “refuses to impeach the testimony of a sworn officer of the court.” Maybe he’ll walk because he is a hero . It’s a shame he wasn’t accused in Pinellas County 6th district he would be encouraged to commit perjury by ole Donny boy.
But seriously this is just an isolated case right?
Just one of the “few bad apples”
That’s what I thought until I googled “Florida deputy rape”
Wow! They really are a rapey bunch
I copied the results from the first page and have them pasted below
I guess that is what happens when you have the type of person who wants to control people for a living
They have more in common with rapists, child molesters and wife beaters
Than they do with the average person
Just remember when you drive in Florida
If a man with handcuffs and a gun stops you on the highway
You may have a whole lot more to worry about than getting a ticket
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