Spokane cop suspended for having sexual relationship with woman in domestic violence case

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Spokane police officer has been suspended for having an inappropriate relationship with a woman in a case he was investigating.

KXLY-TV reports (http://goo.gl/3TS5ZE ) Spokane Police suspended officer Chris Conrath for 30 days without pay for conduct unbecoming an officer and a charge that includes "nepotism and conflicting relationships."

An internal investigation completed last week found Conrath engaged in a sexual relationship with a woman after he responded to her home for a domestic violence call in September. The woman said she was assaulted by her husband. Conrath determined no arrests were warranted.

Five hours later, Conrath and the woman began exchanging messages. The internal report says two days later, they engaged in sexual activity at a hotel.

When questioned, Conrath said he made a big mistake and it would never happen again.