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Interrogation video shows Johnson allegedly lied about sex accusations

3:58 PM, Mar 6, 2013   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) -- A newly released internal affairs report blasts a former Orlando police officer and concludes that he raped a woman he arrested.

Roderick Johnson has not gone on trial, but has pleaded not guilty to charges that he raped a woman he arrested in October.

The internal affairs report calls the woman's testimony clear and consistent and said Johnson "lied repeatedly."

It also said, "His conduct makes the department the subject of public ridicule and lowers it in public esteem."

The internal report is separate from the criminal investigation against Johnson, and is used to determine any violations of department policy.

The report found that Johnson violated obedience to laws and department procedures, standards of conduct, code of ethics, transporting prisoners and arrestees, reporting criminal information, handling money, property and evidence and truthfulness. He has been recommended for termination.

Last month, evidence was released including a video recording of an interrogation, showing Johnson changed his story.

"If she has $40 with my prints on it, I didn't find any money in the car, but it's basically from checking her out -- her front pockets. She did have cash. I don't remember how much," Johnson said.

Then, minutes later, Johnson admits he gave the woman the cash.

"I tell her, 'I hope this helps you out a little bit' and I did stick $40 in her pocket," Johnson admitted.

The woman claims the $40 was in exchange for sex performed in a police substation that Johnson took her to on the way to be booked on car theft charges. Johnson said in the interview he just wanted to help her and that he gives people money all the time.

Johnson repeatedly denied having sex with the woman while he was on the job.

WESH

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