Sexual Battery Is Ruled Out In Bostick Case
She thought it was damaging evidence, but a prosecutor didn't agree. Now a former Gainesville Police Department officer has been cleared of one of the accusations against him.
Quineller Clark videotaped her sexual encounter with former G.P.D. Officer John Bostick without his knowledge. She thought it would be used as evidence in a sexual battery case. Evidently, the State's Attorney disagrees.
Bostick resigned in early May after an acquaintance, Quineller Clark, claimed that he had committed sexual battery against her. Since that time, more than ten criminal cases in which Bostick was the arresting officer have been dropped by State Attorney Bill Cervone because Bostick's credibility came into question. According to Internal Affairs reports, when Clark initially contacted G.P.D. officials, she said that "she was afraid of officer bostick, and that she had sexual intercourse with him because he had threatened her." After reviewing the video, Cervone told WCJB that there was no basis for the sexual battery charges.
"There may or may not have been inappropriate sexual contact or conduct between the individuals involved," said Cervone, "but it does not, according to the facts we have, rise to the level of anything criminal."
Cervone said "official misconduct charges" may still be filed against Bostick, but he gave no timetable for when he'll make that decision.
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