TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson police officer who was accused of asking a woman he was investigating for sexual favors avoided time behind bars.
In a Monday sentencing, Pima County Superior Court judge Javier Chon-Lopez sentenced Richard Deandre Daniel to three years of probation. Daniel pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful sexual conduct as a police officer.
Daniel must participate in sex offender treatment but is not required to register as a sex offender.
Daniel, a three-year veteran of the force, allegedly asked a woman he was investigating for sexual favors on Jan. 13. She had an outstanding warrant for her arrest, and she agreed, to avoid going to jail.
According to TPD, Daniel was fired shortly after the accusations came to light.