Cathedral City police officer fired after skinny dipping on duty

While in the pool, the officer allegedly inappropriately touched one of the women, according to Michael Jeandron of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

A Cathedral City Police Department officer, who is accused of stripping off his uniform and jumping into a pool with two women while on duty, has been fired from the department, a police lieutenant confirmed today.

John Fox Jr. has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of assault under the color of authority and attempted digital penetration, as well as a misdemeanor count of indecent exposure and sexual battery.

Fox, who was the target of an internal investigation, was let go Monday, according to Cathedral City police Lt. Chuck Robinson.

“Laws prohibit me from discussing anything else regarding the details,” he said.

Fox, who is free on $25,000 bail in the criminal case, allegedly went skinny-dipping while investigating a loud noise complaint on Sept. 29.

While in the pool, the officer allegedly inappropriately touched one of the women, according to Michael Jeandron of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

The owner of the home, who was not swimming, called 911 to report the naked officer, he said. Fox put his clothes back on and left before officers arrived, Jeandron said.

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