For release on May 12, 2022
Assistant District Attorney
SJPD Officer Charged with Indecent Exposure
A San Jose Police Officer was charged with masturbating in the home of a family where he and other officers were dispatched for a disturbance.
Officer Matthew Dominguez, 32, was arrested today and will be arraigned on a misdemeanor indecent exposure charge on June 22, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hall of Justice in San Jose. If convicted, he could face a year in jail and be placed on the sexual offender list for 10 years. Dominguez is currently on administrative leave from the police department.
“The charged behavior is beyond disturbing,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. “Law enforcement officers respond to our homes to help crime victims, not terrorize, traumatize, and create new victims.”
On April 21, Dominguez – who has been on the force for four years – responded, with two other officers, to a home on a call that a mentally ill family member was being violent.
Evidence shows that after initiating the investigation, Dominguez sent the other officers away to locate the subject. Shortly thereafter, Dominguez touched himself in front of two female family members. Subsequent to this, Dominguez exposed himself to the mother.
The shocked and scared victims fled and reported the officer’s behavior to two male relatives nearby. One also witnessed the officer exposing himself in a dining area. This investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with additional criminal information about the officer can contact Criminal Investigator Christina Hanks at (408) 792-2851 at the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.