Former SPD Sgt. accused of having sex on duty



Posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 6:26 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- New details emerged Thursday surrounding Spokane Police Sgt. Chet Gilmore, who was placed on leave and later resigned amid an internal affairs investigation.

An internal affairs report showed Gilmore was accused of having sex with a woman while on duty more than once. 

Gilmore reportedly met the woman through a church musical according to the report. The report went on to state that the woman's husband made the original complaint to Spokane Police after she admitted to having a sexual relationship with police sergeant.

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That woman told investigators Gilmore took an early lunch to meet her in December and made arrangements to have sex at his house before going back to work.

Gilmore was accused of meeting the woman at Hobby Lobby on a separate occasion and having sex with her in his police issued vehicle.

Sgt. Gilmore was placed on administrative leave in January after the allegations surfaced.  KREM 2 News was told the investigation had not been completed at the time Gilmore later resigned.

Internal Affairs officials investigated Gilmore for sexual relations on duty, soliciting a sexual relationship on duty, neglect of duty standards and conduct unbecoming of an officer according to the report.

Gilmore told investigators he estimated his sexual encounters with the woman accounted for about five hours of his time on-duty. He said he was ashamed of his actions according to the report.

Gilmore was a 25-year-veteran.  He had recently been promoted from detective to Sergeant and was in charge of the Special Victims Unit, which typically handles all sex crimes.