Rep. Speier Wants Probe Into Dropped Charges Against Santa Cruz Cop Killer

SANTA CRUZ (CBS/AP) — A Peninsula congresswoman has called for an investigation into the Army’s dropped rape charges against a man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, said she wants a hearing about why two Army court martials brought against Jeremy Goulet were dropped in exchange for a less than honorable discharge.

Goulet shot and killed two officers when they came to his house Feb. 26 while investigating a misdemeanor sexual assault case. Goulet was killed in a subsequent chase and shootout.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Goulet was accused of rape in 2006 shortly after arriving in Hawaii. Goulet was confined to base, where several months later he allegedly raped a second female officer.

Goulet was discharged in early 2007.

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