KARK reports that Little Rock Police Officer Brandon Johnson, 35, has been relieved of duty with pay after the filing of a sexual assault complaint.


The report states a 40-year-old woman who had requested help was picked up by the officer in his patrol unit and was being taken to her home early Tuesday morning.

The woman told police the officer pulled over in a church parking lot near her home and took her from the patrol car’s backseat. She says he then asked her to perform oral sex on him and she complied “due to his position of authority,” the report states.

The LRPD report states the woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital for a sexual assault exam.

Blogger Russ Racop first reported this story Tuesday night, quoting sources. He suggests evidence of the contact may be available from the video recorder in Johnson’s patrol car.