Milwaukee police officer who raped a woman when responding to her 911 call is getting sued three years after the incident. Ladmarald Cates, who was fired from the force in 2010, is now facing jail time.
The terrible incident took place in July 2010 when a woman, who was 19 at the time, called the police complaining about neighbors throwing rocks at her window. Cates arrived at the scene, dragged her into the bathroom and raped her, then arrested her.
Other police officers didn’t believe Cates when she told them what happened. Eleven hours later, they finally agreed to take her to a hospital where doctors confirmed physical evidence of strangling and sexual assault. Even after backing up her story with evidence, Cates was taken back to jail where she was held for several days. She was never charged with any crime.
The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, “has suffered and continues to suffer great pain of mind and body, shock, emotional distress, physical manifestations of emotional distress, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, disgrace, humiliation and loss of enjoyment of life”, which is why she decided to file a lawsuit. She is also suing police Chief Edward Flynn, the city and the police department because of the way she was treated before and after the incident.
It’s not the first time for Cates to be involved in such a scandal. He was accused for sexual misconduct three times in 2000, twice with female prisoners and once with a 16-year-old girl. He was fired in 2010 after the July incident because claimed that the sex was consensual, which was contrary to the department rules about having sex on duty.