Supplemental reports on police investigation released


Tuesday, December 14th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Reports released Tuesday describe police finding a female bartender passed out and nude at a police social club, as well as officers' conversations with Capt. Bill Martin.

The police investigation of allegations made by the bartender at the Glitter Dome that she was raped by one or more officers early Sept. 25 has been turned over to Oklahoma County District Attorney Bob Macy. Attorneys for both Martin and the bartender say they do not expect Macy to press charges.

Martin already faces a count of sexual battery for allegedly groping the breast of a female security guard.

Martin called the 911 dispatcher that morning to report finding the woman nude and drunk and said he covered her up with jackets. He told officers he saw some officers leaving the club with bottles of liquor and found condoms, but police said they found no condoms.

The woman has said through her attorney that she was not drunk. She has raised the possibility that she was drugged and raped.

In one of the police reports released Tuesday, an officer said Martin related that he found the woman lying on the stage on her back with her legs apart. The officer filing the report said he talked with the woman and described her as extremely intoxicated and belligerent.

In that report, Martin told the officer that he arrived around 2 a.m. and saw people walking out and found the woman and covered her up. The call to police wasn't made until shortly after 4 a.m.

In a report dated Sept. 25, an officer related that Martin told him he arrived as three city officers and a trooper were leaving. He said he left to go get cigarettes and found the bartender nude and passed out on the club stage when he returned. He said he called to have an officer stand by with him and called the Fraternal Order of Police president come to the scene.

The reporting officer spoke to FOP President Marty Stupka, advising "Marty of the obvious club violation. I also told him I needed to find out if the bartender had been sexually assaulted."

The report went on to say, "She stated she was sorry. She then stated she had drank with some officers and she knew she shouldn't
have and was sorry."

Another police report detailed an officer trying to find the woman's clothing and not being able to locate her pants.

The report said that all officers who made the call wrote supplemental reports on the incident and one captain was advised by
telephone of the situation on Sept. 27 after all the reports were completed.

Police Chief M.T. Berry released the reports Tuesday "hopefully to end the speculation and suspicion in the media that we were
attempting to cover something up," Capt. Charles Allen said.

The reports were made by the officers who responded to the call and outline what they found and what they did, Allen said. Allen
said 99 percent of the material contained in the supplemental reports had already been reported publicly.

Attorney Steven Holden, who represents the woman, has questioned why it took police several days to begin their investigation of the
events. The investigation began Sept. 28.