The Fort Worth Police Department said it will not tolerate unethical behavior like that of an officer who is accused of picking up prostitutes while on the job.
Officer Douglas Campbell, a patrol officer with the Central Division, was arrested on Oct. 4 on charges of official oppression – sexual harassment and sexual assault by a public servant.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, special investigators started following Officer Campbell after hearing rumors that he had for months been engaging in sexual intercourse with prostitutes on Riverside Drive. The investigators talked to several women who identified and implicated him.
One woman told the investigators Campbell sexually harassed her. She said he first approached her in his patrol car and in uniform and they talked about sex until another officer drove up. She said he returned over the next few weeks in plain clothes and asked her when they were going to have sex, the affidavit says.
The sexual assault charges stem from allegations that on two separate occasions Campbell was in uniform when he ordered a woman to get in his car. That woman told the investigators she thought she was being arrested and was instead sexually assaulted. She said she was too afraid to leave because he was a police officer.
Campbell also faces theft charges because the affidavit says he gave a female friend $2 he found while working a call about an abandoned car. Under department policy, that money should have been taken to the police property room.
Officer Campbell has been with FWPD since 2007.
He is currently free on bond, but was placed on detached duty. That means he won't be working until the investigation is complete.
"Our citizens can rest assured that any allegation of serious misconduct is investigated immediately and as chief, I will never tolerate criminal misconduct and/or gross unethical behavior," Chief Jeffery Halstead said in a statement.
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