A Las Vegas Metro Police officer faces prices of misconduct and indecent publicity after she allegedly made a mentally ailing man dance for her, force-fed gummy bears to an individual in handcuffs, and used a racial slur all whereas recording on her non-public cellphone, in line with the Las Vegas Photo voltaic.
Officer Rachel Sorkow was booked Tuesday on 5 counts of misconduct of a police officer and one rely each of indecent publicity and capturing an image of 1 different explicit particular person’s private house.
Sorkow’s lawyer acknowledged they plan to battle the prices.
Whereas on accountability, Officer Rachel Sorkow used shared private data from “authorized justice informational methods” and used a non-public cellphone to report interactions with people, which was in violation of division protection, reported the Las Vegas Analysis-Journal.
Investigators found the films all through a probe into allegations made in direction of Sorkow. Textual content material conversations and messaging info revealed Sorkow appeared up information on potential boyfriends and girlfriends of her associates.
Officers first began making an attempt into Sorkow in September after they found a felon persuaded the officer to check if the police had been following him.
Rapidly, investigators found that an on-duty Sorkow was providing associates with addresses, background checks and license plate numbers, police acknowledged.
Police allege Sorkow carried out authorized historic previous inquiries for associates for personal causes on a minimum of 19 occasions, in line with the report.
In December, investigators confiscated Sorkow’s cellphone, the place they found seven motion pictures of her interactions with residents. four of the films had been notably disturbing to the division.
First, in April 2017, Sorkow took video of an individual in a robe who officers believed to be mentally ailing. Whereas the particular person stood subsequent to Sorkow’s cruiser door, she requested he dance for her.
”I merely must see you dougie (sic) and twerk after which we’re good,” Sorkow is heard saying. “Come on!”
The particular person dances whereas Sorkow raps.
Sorkow shared the video with a minimum of three people and likewise referred to the particular person as a “shim,” which is a transphobic slur.
In November 2017, Sorkow took motion pictures of herself feeding gummy bears to an individual in handcuffs.
“Companions with the neighborhood, feeding criminals gummy bears,” Sorkow is heard saying, an ode to Metro’s slogan.
“Give him one different one, give him one different one! Open your mouth, eat it!” Sorkow says.
Then in January 2018, Sorkow responded to a house violence title involving a 250-pound intoxicated woman.
All through the encounter, Sorkow requested the lady if she might be inside the actuality TV current “My 600-pound Life.”
Months later in Would possibly, Sorkow and her confederate responded to complaints of an individual exposing himself in entrance of a enterprise.
After the particular person was handcuffed, Sorkow knowledgeable him to kick the cruiser as he’d beforehand achieved, which could lastly expose his genitals.
“Do it as soon as extra,” Sorkow knowledgeable him.
Sorkow laughed and zoomed in her digicam to take care of the particular person’s groin house.
“Do it as soon as extra!”
Then inside the car, Sorkow tells the particular person to say, “What’s up my (n-word).”
Sorkow then requested, “and what are Black people?” in an effort to get the particular person to say the phrase as soon as extra.
All through questioning, Sorkow knowledgeable detectives she was joking and meant no damage.
Sorkow has been relieved of her duties and is at current out on a $5,000 bail.