A former San Jose police officer who was fired for allegedly touching himself inappropriately while on duty at a crime scene is now in trouble again.
Mathew Dominguez has been arrested on multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.
Court records show that since he was fired, he has been no stranger to the court system and remains in jail on bail of more than $100,000.
Police Chief Tony Mata escorted Dominguez out of a police station after firing him last year. He had been accused of masturbating inside a victim’s home while investigating a possible crime.
Now he faces new crimes. Police charge him with assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run and failure to yield to police officers.
Sources say the charges are related to an incident at the intersections of Penitencia Creek and Capitol Avenue. And also on Almaden Road and Willow Street.
“It’s shocking that this happened to a former San Jose police officer, and surprising considering what he was doing as an active San Jose police officer,” said retired San Jose police officer Michael Leininger.
Several women have also accused Dominguez of groping them while on and off duty, and court records show a series of accusations since then.
Another woman filed a domestic violence restraining order against him last month.
Also in October, San Jose police filed a gun violence restraining order against him, meaning his guns were temporarily taken away.
Now Leininger wonders how Dominguez passed his background check to become a police officer.
“The comprehensive background must go deeper. These people come out with a badge and a gun. They have the highest authority in the United States,” Leininger said.
An ex-cop with a troubled history, once again on the wrong side of the law.