August 28, 2014

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Lorain cop faces new allegations

LORAIN — A Lorain police officer who was suspended for three days in 2000 after an investigation revealed he engaged in a sexual relationship while on duty has been placed on paid administrative leave while new accusations are investigated.
Patrolman Stanley Marrero, 43, was relieved of his duties Thursday while the department investigates several charges that were leveled against him. The 17-year veteran cannot work as an officer or be on police premises without permission while on leave.
“I thought it was appropriate to place him on leave while we investigate this,” Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera said Monday.
A pre-disciplinary hearing for Marrero was held Thursday and another one will be scheduled soon, Rivera said. Rivera expects the investigation to be complete in about two weeks, he said.
An investigation began after police received a call from a woman’s mother in which she accused Marrero of raping her daughter. The daughter told police the relationship was consensual, but the woman’s sister came forward and said she also had a consensual relationship with Marrero while he was supposed to be working, Rivera said.
In 2000, Marrero was suspended for having an on-duty sexual relationship with a woman whom he met while responding to her home after she threatened to commit suicide.
That previous incident cannot factor into any punishment Marrero would get for these new allegations because the police union contract prevents anything from more than two years ago being made part of a follow-up case.
In addition, Marrero is being investigated for not separating two women who were fighting each other over him while he was off duty, Rivera said.
In that incident, a woman he allegedly was having an affair with saw his vehicle in the driveway of another woman’s home. The two women began fighting outside the home, and one of them told police that Marrero did nothing to stop them.
“He denies all of this,” Rivera said. “Everything.”
In 1995, he was accused of calling a woman in the early hours of the morning after stopping her car earlier that day. The woman sued, a department investigation cleared him and the city settled the lawsuit for $5,000.
In 2003, Marrero was ordered by his superiors to stay away from a woman who claimed Marrero was stalking her. And last year, he received a written reprimand after failing to report when another officer used a stun gun on a handcuffed prisoner in the back of a patrol car.
Marrero could not be reached for comment Monday.
Contact Adam Wright at 329-7151 or awright@chroniclet.com.