Las Vegas cop, 29, arrested for filming a man's genitals and making a mentally ill man twerk
29-year-old Rachel Sorkow is facing multiple charges over her misuse of official equipment and violation of department policy.
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer was arrested after it was found she utilized criminal justice information systems and disseminated that information to unauthorized people on multiple occasions. Furthermore, it was also discovered that she had several interactions with citizens which she recorded on a personal phone — including one where she filmed the private area of a person without their knowledge — which is in violation of department policy.
According to a press release by the police department, 29-year-old Rachel Sorkow was arrested on Tuesday, March 12, and is now facing charges of five counts of felony misconduct by a police officer, one count of gross misdemeanor capturing the image of the private area of another person, and one count of gross misdemeanor indecent exposure.
KVVU-TV reported that Sorkow's crimes ranged from looking up addresses, arrest records, and license plate information on potential boyfriends or girlfriends of friends and family, as well as recording videos of people who were "in her control as a police officer."
Amongst the seven videos of four people found on her person, one was of a man with a tear in his pants. In the video, the man kicks a police car, which, in turn, exposed his genitals. Sorkow, who was in a squad car, then uses her public announcer to ask him to continue kicking the car while she recorded the video and distributed it to friends. She also reportedly referred to him as her "n****."
Another video shows Sorkow's interaction with a mentally-ill man wearing two dresses and his hair in pigtails. In the video, which she recorded with her cell phone, she can be seen asking him to twerk and praising him for following her instructions. "I just want to see you dougie and twerk and then we're good," she can be heard saying. When the man begins to dance, she tells him, "Yea! Get it again, one more time."
In the other two videos, the 29-year-old can be seen feeding gummy bears to a handcuffed person while making airplane noises, and talking to an overweight woman and mockingly asking her if she would consider starring on 'My 600-pound life."
Sorkow's indiscretions were discovered in September 2018 after detectives with the LVMPD were made aware of an investigation involving a subject who was on parole. During this investigation, they obtained information which led them to interview Sorkow, who was assigned to the Community Policing Division, Northeast Area Command as a patrol officer.
Sorkow was relieved of duty with pay on December 4, 2018, while this investigation was being conducted. She is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center.