SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department confirms that Spokane Police Officer Jeff Graves resigned a few weeks after he was placed on administrative leave facing claims from an unidentified woman that Graves stalked, harassed and raped her.
The woman claims Graves used the GPS location provided on Facebook messages to figure out where she lived. The woman claims Graves eventually began showing up at her work place, too. She says he arrived at her home and work many times and described for detectives a sexual encounter between the two of them in which the sex was not consensual on her part.
The woman involved claimed that over a three month span Graves contacted her more than one hundred times a day via fb messages.
The woman involved claims Graves messages on Facebook were aggressive and sexual in nature and she began to fear Graves.
Message from Chief Straub:
Jeff Graves has resigned from his position as a Spokane Police Officer, effective immediately. Graves was placed on administrative leave on May 9th, pending the outcome of an internal affairs and criminal investigation. A second internal affairs complaint was received subsequent to his placement on administrative leave, and both investigations were initiated. Graves resigned in lieu of the Department completing the two internal affairs investigations.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the Spokane Police Department have completed the investigation into criminal allegations made against Graves. The completed investigation has been forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor for review.
Spokane Police Department employees, both civilian and commissioned, are held to a high standard of behavior. Misconduct will not be tolerated as the Spokane Police Department works to reduce crime and protect the community we serve.