A San Jose Police Officer Arrested For Masturbating While Responding To Emergency Call


May 13, 2022

By: Mary Moore

Officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, was arrested Thursday after he was accused of masturbating while responding to a residence for a mental health call where a person was acting violently toward a family member on April 21.

Dominguez arrived at a home with two other officers but once inside he sent the others to look for the person who was acting aggressively. 

Once the officers weren’t around Dominguez exposed and touched himself in front of two females in the dining room of the residence. 

The women fled the home and reported the incident to two nearby male relatives.

Dominguez, who's a four-year veteran, was charged on suspicion of misdemeanor indecent exposure. 

"The charged behavior is beyond disturbing," Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. "Law enforcement officers respond to our homes to help crime victims, not terrorize, traumatize, and create new victims."

San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata shared a department video of Dominguez being escorted out of the Internal Affairs office.

A week before Dominguez was arrested Mata vowed to be transparent if officers crossed the line by engaging in criminal behavior since they’re been lost in the spotlight over recent arrests. 

One officer who’s been placed on leave allegedly tried to exchange a meth pipe with a woman for information. Another officer was arrested for driving under the suspicion of alcohol when a collision occurred and another officer recently died from a fentanyl overdose on March 13.