Police: Officer tried to find alleged rape victim

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Associated Press

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 2:06 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer accused of raping a woman in his patrol car may have tried to look for the woman after she called 911, according to a report released by the department this week.

The report released Tuesday says Officer Jackie Len Neal was spotted in southeast San Antonio "identifying himself as 'Jack'" and looking for the victim, who is not named in the document.

Police Chief William McManus told San Antonio television station KENS on Tuesday that police found Neal "in the area, driving erratically."

The woman initially called 911 Friday afternoon and said she was being assaulted by another woman, the report said. But she told an officer responding to her call that she actually wanted to report a rape early Friday by Neal.

The woman told police Neal stopped her vehicle, handcuffed her and then touched her blouse before raping her, the report said.

Neal was arrested a day after the alleged assault. He's since been released on bond and placed on paid administrative leave from the police department pending an indictment.

He had been briefly suspended earlier this year after having what McManus has called an inappropriate relationship with a participant in San Antonio's "Explorer" program for youth interested in law enforcement careers.

McManus told the television station Tuesday that the dash camera in Neal's police car did not capture any alleged incident because the system's hard drive had not been formatted.

A listed phone number for Neal is disconnected, and no attorney was immediately found in court records. A phone message left Wednesday at San Antonio's police union was not returned.

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