Chief recommends termination of officer accused of sexual assault

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer is recommending termination of Officer Greg Lemons in the aftermath of an internal investigation regarding an alleged sexual assault.

The internal investigation is now complete.

Officer Lemons will be allowed a pre-termination hearing and has the right to appeal the decision.

The allegation surfaced in February when a woman contacted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to file a sexual assault complaint.

"This individual had made a sexual assault complaint, and we began the investigation," Sheriff Tim Dunning told 6 News.

According to the incident report, "a known person met the victim at her apartment. She believes that person put something in her alcoholic beverage that caused her to become unaware of what was happening. The victim believes she and the person had sex."

The victim told 6 News that the "known person" in the report is Officer Greg Lemons. She said he had cited her for DUI just days before that encounter.

Almost immediately, after the victim reported the incident, the sheriff contacted Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. Omaha Police say Officer Lemons was placed on administrative leave within an hour of that phone call.

The Douglas County Attorney's Office looked into the allegations and announced in April that no criminal charges would be filed against Lemons.