DPS Trooper Accused Of Trying To Extort Sexual Favors

Sep 11, 2019

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper has been arrested on charges that he tried to exploit female drivers for sexual favors during traffic stops.

Credit Arizona Department of Public Safety

Trooper Tremaine Jackson was arrested Tuesday on 61 charges, including sex abuse, attempted sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The agency says the 43-year-old officer was expected to fired.

DPS Colonel Frank Milstead, who leads state police, says the investigation began in May after a female alleged Jackson made inappropriate comments to her. Several weeks later, Milstead says another woman made a criminal allegation against Jackson. Milstead says other victims were discovered.

It's unclear whether Jackson has been appointed an attorney who can comment on his behalf.

The agency says Jackson did traffic patrols in central Phoenix.