Arrest report details inappropriate actions of local officer
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As he made his first appearance in court, new details emerged about a police officer accused of misusing his power to take advantage of women.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Soloman Coleman appeared in front of a judge Thursday, accused of sexually harassing women he met on official calls.
Coleman turned himself in Friday morning, facing allegations that he abused the power of his badge. He was released on bail soon after.
In their arrest report, police said Coleman has a pattern of developing personal relationships with women he meets on calls. They said a search of his cell phone shows he asked women to send him naked pictures.
One accuser said Coleman forced her to expose her body to him, while her young son was in the next room. She said her fiance had just been taken to jail, and the other officers had cleared out when she ended up alone with Coleman.
She said Coleman, "Followed her in the room and stated he needed to check for bruises." The woman said she told him she was not injured on that part of her body but the officer insisted on checking anyway.
The woman stated she felt uncomfortable and unsafe, but felt obligated to do what he asked.
She said, "The officer grabbed his groin on the outside of his pants and said, 'See what you do to me?'"
The woman said Coleman then exposed himself to her, with her 5-year-old son in the next room. She said Coleman told her he wanted to come back, after he got off work that night.
She said around 12:30 he showed up, knocking on her door several times, but she never answered and he eventually left.
Detectives said Coleman used his cell phone on another occasion, after arresting a woman and finding videos of her in intimate situations. Police said Coleman used his own cell phone to capture those images for himself.
On Friday, Coleman was arrested and booked at the Clark County Detention Center on several charges includes capturing images of private areas of another person and open and gross lewdness.
He was released on bail and was expected to be on house arrest until his preliminary hearing in January.
Coleman has been with Metro since February of 2008.