DAYTON, Ohio – A southwest Ohio police officer is facing possible disciplinary action after claims were made of improper conduct during decontamination of a 17-year-old girl who had been pepper-sprayed.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/U02NHd) reported that an internal affairs report Wednesday said the male Miami Township police officer hosed off the naked girl without asking for a female officer’s help, after she had been decontaminated previously.
Other allegations include that he took a photo of her tattoo with his personal cellphone, left the girl to dry herself with only small towels and didn’t file reports and evidence properly.
Police said the girl was pepper-sprayed after fleeing an officer investigating a shoplifting complaint.
Maj. John DiPietro said he is a 26-year officer who is victim of a conspiracy. A disciplinary hearing will continue later this month.