This Happened: Detroit Cop Responding to Domestic Violence Call Charged With Raping Victim

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Abby Zimet

Detroit police officer Deon Nunlee, 40, was charged on three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of assault with intent to penetrate, and one count of misconduct while on duty after he allegedly raped a woman who called 911 saying her boyfriend had assaulted her. At the home, Nunlee took the woman upstairs while his partner stayed downstairs with the boyfriend. He denied the charge but was arrested when a positive DNA test came back from a rape kit; he has been put on desk duty, but not fired, because innocent until proven guilty etc. Nunlee is the third Detroit cop charged this month with misconduct, though he definitely wins the grossly dubious prize.

“I’m troubled,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. "This is not what our police officers do." (except sometimes)

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