A police officer in Apex, North Carolina has been accused of coercing a domestic violence survivor into an affair while working on her case — a claim that led to his recent suspension and subsequent resignation.
Raleigh’s WRAL reported that Apex Police Detective Worth Brown kissed Julia Allgrove against her will after she called police after her estranged and abusive husband repeatedly violated a restraining order she’d taken out to protect herself and their two small children. A relationship between the victim and the detective developed, but Allgrove now says Brown took advantage of her.
“I was very, very vulnerable,” she said. “I was very broken and felt very alone.”
She told WRAL that she began to feel uncomfortable with Brown after he said her husband’s case would be dropped if the relationship was ever revealed.
“‘This is against our ethics policy,” Brown reportedly told Allgrove. “I’m not supposed to be doing this.”
In a secret recording that Allgrove said is of her and Brown, a male voice is heard telling the victim that she could lose custody of her children if the relationship ever came to light.
Because of the turn in their relationship, the woman was compelled to speak to police out of fear other women may fall victim to Brown’s “predator behavior.” After her report, APD opened an investigation into the detective’s behavior that ultimately led to his suspension. Brown resigned Monday, though as Allgrove told WRAL, her worries about him are far from over now that she’s five weeks pregnant with a child she claims is his.
“It makes me sad,” the woman said. “And it makes me feel betrayed.”
You can watch Allgrove discuss her “uncomfortable” relationship with the ex-detective below, via WRAL:
Former federal prosecutor says judge could void Trump’s pardon for Flynn — here’s how
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner responded to President Donald Trump's pardon of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn by saying that it's entirely possible that the judge in Flynn's case could nullify the pardon.
"Just as Judge Emmet Sullivan refused to grant Barr’s corrupt motion to dismiss, I hope Judge [Emmet] Sullivan sets a hearing on whether this pardon is corrupt & hence illegal/void," said Kirschner.
Civil Rights attorney Andrew Laufer agreed, saying that he too wants to see how Judge Sullivan deals with the development.
Reporter busts Trump with damning list of times he previously claimed Flynn was guilty
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump decided to issue a full pardon of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in the course of the Russia investigation — despite Flynn's attempt to take back his plea and Attorney General William Barr's efforts to shut down the prosecution.
Although Trump and his supporters for years have painted Flynn as a hero, that was not always the sentiment, however. As BuzzFeed News' Jason Leopold noted in a lengthy Twitter thread, Trump previously was enraged with Flynn's criminal conduct, and publicly declared him a liar.
Nicolle Wallace bashes ‘two-bit criminal’ Trump for ‘skeevy’ tweet pardoning Michael Flynn
Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn admitted his guilt to Judge Emmett Sullivan, but President Donald Trump announced that the former director of national intelligence would never see jail time. After issuing a pardon to Flynn the day before Thanksgiving, MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace attacked the manner in which Trump announced the pardon: by tweet.
"Of all the sordid tales of Trump's presidency, this one might take the cake," said Wallace. "We knew this might be coming. We know Donald Trump likes the power to pardon. There's some reporting he's looking at a pardon for lots of other people. I wonder what your sense is about what else Donald Trump has up his sleeve?"