Police Officer Accused of Masturbating in Front of Victims
(CA) – Matthew Dominguez, with the San Jose Police Department, has been accused of indecent exposure while working with victims. Dominguez responded to a call of a possible restraining order violation.
Officer Dominguez appeared to fixate on the 23-year daughter in the household. Dominguez sent the two other officers to look for the mentally ill son who had taken off his GPS monitor. Dominguez stayed at the house for forty minutes, constantly keeping the daughter in view.
While she was discussing the GPS unit, the mother saw Dominguez “unzip his pants, place his hand inside his zipper and began rubbing his crotch,” according to the court documents. “Simultaneously, the daughter saw him rubbing his crotch area.”
The daughter went to the kitchen to get some water for her mother. “Dominguez followed the daughter into the kitchen and turned around to face the mother. She told authorities that she saw Dominguez’s penis ‘outside his pants fully exposed,’ court records state.”
The women went outside and the mother called her husband. “The father ran into the house and saw Dominguez ‘with his erect penis in his left hand and his right hand on the counter,’ prosecutors stated.”
Officer Dominguez left and the family reported his lewd conduct to the other police officers.
Police Chief and District Attorney React
Police Chief Anthony Mata has been dealing with serious police misconduct by his officers for the past two months. The allegations include “An officer who was drunk while searching for a kidnaped baby, a rookie officer who died of a fentanyl overdose, an officer who is under investigation for providing a meth pipe to a woman in exchange for information and another off-duty officer arrested for a DUI in Hayward.”
Chief Mata personally walked Officer Matthew Dominguez out of the police department after Dominguez had been placed on administrative leave.
Per the District Attorney’s May 12 press release,
Officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, was arrested today and will be arraigned on a misdemeanor indecent exposure charge on June 22, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hall of Justice in San Jose. If convicted, he could face a year in jail and be placed on the sexual offender list for 10 years. Dominguez is currently on administrative leave from the police department.
“The charged behavior is beyond disturbing,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. “Law enforcement officers respond to our homes to help crime victims, not terrorize, traumatize, and create new victims.”