Police Chief Calls For Termination Of Officer Accused Of Sexual Assault

posted by Julia Bertino -

Omaha's chief of police is recommending that one of his own be removed from the city's police force. 

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer is recommending that Officer Greg Lemons be terminated in the aftermath of an internal investigation regarding an alleged sexual assault.

The internal investigation has come to an end and because of the recommendation, Lemons will be allowed a pre-termination hearing and has the right to appeal the decision.

The allegation against Lemons surfaced in February when a woman contacted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to file a sexual assault complaint.

According to the report, "a known person met the victim at her apartment. She believes that person put something in her alcoholic beverage that caused her to become unaware of what was happening. The victim believes she and the person had sex."

The victim says that "known person" in the report was Officer Greg Lemons, who she said had cited her for DUI just days before that encounter. Almost immediately after the victim reported the incident, the sheriff contacted Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. Omaha Police say Officer Lemons was then placed on administrative leave within an hour of that phone call.

The Douglas County Attorney's Office investigated the allegations, but no criminal charges were filed.

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