Burlingame cop fired for asking woman to trade sex for help with charges

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A veteran Burlingame police officer was fired last year for offering a woman facing DUI charges his help in exchange for sex, according to police records obtained by KQED and The Bay Area News Group.

David W. Granucci had been a Burlingame police officer since 2000, and previously served with the Hayward Police Department. After Granucci was fired, it was discovered he made similar proposals to at least two other women. One of those proposals led to a sexual affair, according to the report by the news publications, which obtained the records under the new police transparency law, SB 1421.

The woman charged with a DUI was arrested in March. While records don’t show Granucci as the arresting officer, he obtained the woman’s phone number and address, went to her house the day after the arrest and made the solicitation. The woman denied his solicitation and reported him to the police.

Granucci was fired following an internal investigation launched by retired Police Chief Eric Wollman. The investigation’s findings were forwarded to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office, but no criminal charges were filed.

To read the full report, visit KQED and The Bay Area News Group.