Mesa cop allegedly used position to harass womenPosted: Updated:
MESA, Ariz. – A police officer from Mesa is on administrative leave for allegedly using his position to track down women.
Todd Duthie was indicted by a county grand jury on five counts of illegally using a police computer and harassment.
Duthie allegedly used equipment at the police department to obtain personal information on attractive young females he had encountered while out on duty.
According to the indictment, Duthie would then contact them and continually ask for dates or sex from the women.
“Needless to say, it is a violation of policy,” Steven Berry, with Mesa police, said. “It is also against the law. It is a very serious serious situation.”
The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal and criminal investigation.