SHAME: Detroit cop Deon Nunlee, 39, was arraigned on Friday on second-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault and misconduct charges after he was accused of raping a woman who had called 911 to report being assaulted by her boyfriend.
Prosecutors say Officer Nunlee and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance complaint at a home on Detroit’s northwest side early in the morning of October 30.
The woman told investigators after the police arrived, she was taken to an upstairs bedroom by one of the officers, while the other remained downstairs with her boyfriend. She said she was sexually assaulted in the bedroom by the officer, who also told her he would return later that morning.
Police Chief James Craig said DNA evidence tied Deon Nunlee to the sexual assault. He said, “This is the type of misconduct that should never happen” and “this does not reflect the work the Detroit Police Department does each and every day.”
Fox 2 reports Officer Deon Nunlee was suspended without pay on February 10 after DNA collected in a rape kit was linked to him. He remains on suspension without pay and faces an April 17 preliminary examination.