Jury deliberates fate of KCPD patrol officer accused of exchanging sex for no arrest
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A jury in Jackson County went into their deliberation room on Friday afternoon to decide the verdict in the case of a Kansas City, Mo, police officer charged with corruption.
Prosecutors say Jeffrey Holmes, 47, had sex with two women in return for not arresting them for prostitution and drug charges.
According to prosecutors, Holmes is alleged to have had sex with a prostitute in a south Kansas City motel room March of 2012 in exchange for not placing them under arrest. A month later in April, Holmes allegedly had sex with another women in another south Kansas City motel room in exchange for not arresting her for possession of marijuana.
Detectives say an area motel had hired Holmes as an off-duty security officer to combat drugs, violence and prostitution.
Holmes was placed on administrative leave following the alleged incidents in the Spring of 2012.
“You’re representing yourself as a police officer every time you’re in that uniform,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker when she field charges. “When someone misuses their authority, it cast a stain on all of us and what we do.”
Baker applauded the Kansas City Police Department for investigating the incidents as soon as they received a tip, and added that the department handled the case in a professional manner.
Holmes is a 13-year veteran of the KCPD, and had been assigned to the South Patrol Division.
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