Sunday, October 18, 2009

Deputy James Lesperance Accused of Drunk Driving

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputy accused of driving drunk while off-duty is due in court Wednesday morning.

The pre-trial hearing for 45-year-old James Lesperance gets underway. Lesperance was pulled over and arrested by Arroyo Grande police officers in early September. Officers say he registered a blood alcohol level of 0.16.

He has since been reassigned until an investigation is complete.

Officer Malaika Mebane Arrested for Having Sex with Prisoner

A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity with a prisoner inside a cell, the department announced tonight.

Officer Malaika T. Mebane, 38, was charged with involuntary deviate sexual assault and related offenses yesterday and was suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss by Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, police said.

Mebane was working as a cell block officer in the 35th District station, at Broad and Champlost Streets in the Ogontz section, early today when a female officer saw him with a female prisoner in a cell, police said. She was seated on a bench and he was facing her.

The prisoner later said she was performing oral sex on the officer.

Mebane, who was assigned to the 39th District, joined the force in 1992.