Former Lincoln police officer arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

A former Lincoln police officer who resigned after an investigation has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault.

Gregory S. Cody, 54, was arrested Wednesday by the Nebraska State Patrol.

A woman, who was at Bryan Medical Center’s west campus, reported that she had been raped, and officials notified the patrol on Oct. 17.

Cody resigned Oct. 20 after being placed on administrative leave when an investigation was launched into an alleged sexual assault.

A second officer resigned last week after being placed on administrative leave following accusations of violating the department’s code of ethics. That officer, who has not been named, is not a part of the sexual assault complaint, nor are there any criminal allegations against the officer.

In a statement Wednesday, Lincoln Chief Jeff Bliemeister said the department is focusing on discovering “any additional violations of Lincoln Police Department General Orders.”

The department is evaluating procedures and policies, he said, to guide future training “on ethical interactions with those we are sworn to protect.

“The Lincoln Police Department will not tolerate actions that undermine the public’s trust,” Bliemeister said.

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