Police Abuse

A Phoenix Cop Allegedly Showed Up to a Woman's Apartment, Grabbed His Genitals, and Pretended To Shoot Her

Officer Marcos Rodriguez asked a woman to coffee after nearly hitting her. Then he showed up to her apartment in uniform.

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The Phoenix Police Department is down another police officer after a woman filed a lawsuit alleging stalking and harassment while acting under the color of law.

According to the lawsuit, Maricopa County resident Marcela de Jesus Guzman Estrada was driving to the grocery store after church in August 2018 when officer Marcos Rodriguez pulled onto the road abruptly in his police cruiser. He was on his cellphone. Guzman swerved to avoid being hit. Down the road, Rodriguez pulled up beside her vehicle, signaled for her to lower the window, and apologized for his driving.

When she attempted to drive away, Rodriguez indicated that he wanted her to pull over, but did not engage his cruiser's lights. He then pulled up to Guzman's car facing the opposite direction and extended his apology to an invitation to coffee.

The lawsuit says that Rodriguez informed Guzman he had an emergency call, but that he continued to pester her for coffee. Guzman declined his offer several times during the exchange, at one point using the priority of an emergency call as justification. Guzman says in the lawsuit that she gave Rodriguez her business card and he drove away.

Later, Rodriguez allegedly texted Guzman at her business card cell number. He then showed up to her apartment dressed in his uniform and holding his department laptop. The lawsuit says that Guzman was "uncomfortable" considering she never gave Rodriguez her address. Still, she says in the lawsuit that she let him inside under the belief that he was there to conduct a report about the driving incident.

Setting up his laptop at her dining table, Rodriguez allegedly began to make comments on them becoming friends. He suggested that Guzman needed him in her life because she lived alone. The conversation turned sexual when Rodriguez asked Guzman, who he seated at the table, if she wanted to be kissed. Guzman noted a wedding band on his finger and further rebuked his advances. Rodriguez allegedly replied by calling his wife "boring" and his marriage "dead."

During the exchange, Rodriguez stood up, grabbed his genitals, and asked Guzman if she was interested in "some of this." Rodriguez hovered his pelvic area over Guzman, who then attempted to get him out of her apartment by saying she had to go to the movies.

Rodriguez continued, describing his desire to have anal sex. Guzman continued to deny him and asked him to stop making sexual advances. According to the lawsuit, Rodriguez told her that he was an officer and had the authority to do as he pleased.

The lawsuit says that Rodriguez demonstrated on Guzman what he would do if someone were to disarm him on the street. Guzman alleges that Rodriguez wrapped his arm around her neck and pointed his gun at her face. He then moved the gun to her ribs before leaving the apartment.

Rodriguez continued to text Guzman. His texts ranged from telling her that she needed a man for protection to sharing deeply personal details about his broken childhood. Guzman was forced to abandon her apartment very quickly out of fear for her safety. Because of the abruptness, Guzman lost many of her possessions.

The lawsuit also names three other detectives as defendants: Hunnicutt (whose first name is not listed in the lawsuit), Brandon Warner, and Carmina Theriault. Guzman says in her lawsuit that Hunnicutt and Warner took Guzman's information at the police station but did not follow up with her. Theriault also heard Guzman's story, but then rudely screamed that she watched too many movies and was merely seeking money from the police department.

Last month, the Phoenix City Council approved a $125,000 settlement to Guzman. Phoenix Police Department Spokesperson Sgt. Tommy Thompson confirmed to Reason that Rodriguez was terminated on October 16, but he was "unable to provide more information at this time, because the appellate process is still ongoing."

The Phoenix New Times reports that Rodriguez is the fifth officer since August to be fired from the department for major and disturbing misconduct.

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  1. I’m only here for the comments….this should be good

  2. He should have tried negging her.

    1. Neggers are very annoying.

      1. You’re not one of those negger guys, are you?

        1. No sir, I like to give honest compliments.

  3. There’s a comment in here about the value of getting more Officers Of Color on the force so we can start correcting the systematic harassment of minorities. But I’m not sure what it is.

    1. The Phoenix Police Department is down another police officer after a woman filed a lawsuit alleging stalking and harassment while acting under the color of law.

      Emphasis added.

    2. Just like Baltimore.

  4. Guzman says in the lawsuit that she gave Rodriguez her business card and he drove away.

    *looks around nervously*

    Did that turn her ‘no’ into an emphatic ‘yes’?

    1. Yeah, this is weird.

      1. He’s a cop and she was driving her motor vehicle. Large men in positions of authority that make their living beating and stealing from people can be pretty fucking scary to anyone, especially so if you’re a small woman. If he was insisting, I bet she probably felt very pressured to give him something to make him go away.

        Even if she did find Marcos Rodriguez kind of cute or something, wtf is Marcos Rodriguez thinking acting like a god damn criminal rapist freak?

        Marcos Rodriguez deserves to be in prison for what he did. Giving him a business card doesn’t signify much of anything in this case.

        1. Of course. This asshole needs to be fired and prosecuted.

        2. Of course I was only half-joking… but only half joking.

          Word to the wise women, if you’re being aggressively hit on by a cop, don’t hand him your business card. Besides, he already has your vehicle license and therefore 100% of your personal details in regards to where you live.

          None of this is to suggest that she’s at fault here. It was just a weird move.

  5. Last month, the Phoenix City Council approved a $125,000 settlement to Guzman. Phoenix Police Department Spokesperson Sgt. Tommy Thompson confirmed to Reason that Rodriguez was terminated on October 16, but he was “unable to provide more information at this time, because the appellate process is still ongoing.”

    Over under on his reinstatement after arbitration, with back pay?

    1. Almost guaranteed. That was going to be my comment too. “Still ongoing” means until the press gets something else in their bonnet.

    2. Does the appellate process end once people stop asking about it?

  6. So … qualified immunity?

  7. “”During the exchange, Rodriguez stood up, grabbed his genitals, and asked Guzman if she was interested in “some of this.” “”

    He’s doing grab her by the pussy all wrong.

    1. He’s not rich

  8. The lawsuit also names three other detectives as defendants: Hunnicutt (whose first name is not listed in the lawsuit), Brandon Warner, and Carmina Theriault.

    Hunnicutt just goes by B.J. May or may not be relevant to the complaint, but, you know, B.J. Better than Ferret Face Frank Burns, I suppose.

  9. *scratches head* Is Guzman… Estrada?

    Once we SJW-ify (patricidify?) the Spanish language will it be Guzmyn Estradx, will we invert and go by maternal names, or both?

  10. …had the authority to do as he pleased.

    I don’t know where he would get this idea.

  11. Rodriguez allegedly replied by calling his wife “boring” and his marriage “dead.”

    Did he beat it to death?

  12. does anybody *talk to these guys* before hiring them?

    1. Being a stupid thug is a requirement for the position.

      1. Last I checked, if your IQ is too high the cops don’t want you because you’ll find the job too boring or something. Seriously.

        From Circa 2000:


        “Those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training,” ABC News reported back then. While at least acknowledging the basic fact that such a policy might be “unwise,” the court deemed it had a “rational basis” because it was put in place to lower cop turnover.

        See? It’s a good policy because it keeps stupid cops employed longer! Totes legit.

    2. They liked his aggressive, go-getter demeanor.

      1. You joke about this but I guarantee this is a factual statement.

  13. Of course Reason only talks about this incident and not every other one that worked for this guy.

  14. Hopefully, the cop’s “gun” wasn’t loaded.

    1. Probably would have “shot” the dog by accident

  15. It almost seems too preposturous that anyone would behave the way this “person” has (alledgedly). Like, the creapiest slimiest low down piece of shit in a bad B grade movie has better moves than this “officer”.

    Others of his guild protected him, of course

  16. This is the kind of shit Phoenix police chief Jeri Williams is trying to fix and the fucking police union is fighting her all the way.

  17. Fuck’s sake! It’s like every other cop out there is jockeying for the lead role in the next remake of Bad Lieutenant!

  18. what is it mean negger… bonusdolu.com

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