Former San Jose police officer arrested again – NBC Bay Area


A former San Jose police officer who was fired for allegedly touching himself inappropriately whereas on responsibility at a criminal offense scene is now in bother again.

Mathew Dominguez has now been arrested on a number of costs, together with assault with a lethal weapon. 

Court information present that since he was fired, he’s been no stranger to the justice system and he stays in jail on greater than $100,000 bail.

Police Chief Tony Mata walked Dominguez out of a police station after firing him final yr. He had been accused of masturbating inside a sufferer’s house whereas investigating a attainable crime.

Now, he is dealing with new crimes. Police are charging him with assault with a lethal weapon, hit and run, and failure to yield to police officers.

Sources say the fees are related to an incident on the intersections of Penitencia Creek and Capitol Avenue. And additionally on Almaden Road and Willow Street.

“It’s shocking that it would happen to a former San Jose police officer, and shocking considering what he was doing as an active San Jose police officer,” stated Michael Leininger, retired San Jose police officer.

Several girls have additionally accused Dominguez of groping them whereas on and off responsibility and courtroom information present a collection of accusations since then.

Another lady filed a home violence restraining order in opposition to him final month.

Also in October, San Jose police filed a gun violence restraining order in opposition to him, that means they briefly took away his weapons.

Now Leininger questions how Dominguez handed his background test to turn into a cop within the first place.

“Comprehensive backgrounds should dig deep. These people are going out there with a badge and a gun. They have the ultimate authority in the United States,”stated Leininger.

A former cop with a troubled historical past, as soon as again on the unsuitable aspect of the regulation.

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