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Sacramento police officer under investigation for video recording women, put on administrative leave

Robert J Hansen
Sacramento Police officer Benjamin Grey.(Courtesy of Folsom Police Department)

Sacramento Police Department has placed officer Benjamin Grey on administrative leave after it was notified that a criminal complaint is being pursued against Grey by the Folsom Police Department according to statements by both departments.

The Folsom PD is investigating allegations that adult female victims were video recorded during intimate settings without their knowledge according to a Folsom PD statement.

During the investigation, images of potential victims were discovered, police said.

“I worked at Ace of Spades and he was often assigned out front of the venue,” Allyson Curnutt said on Facebook. “He made many uncomfortable comments about how he wanted to date me. This comes full circle.”

Katelyn Morgan, a friend of Grey, said she prays this is some sort of mistake and this is hard for her to accept.

“I considered him a friend … in my experience, he was always a very kind man,” Morgan said on Facebook. “What a shame. If it's true, I hope these women find their peace and justice will be served.”

Sacramento PD said Gray was placed on administrative leave and his peace officer powers were removed on January 17, 2022.

Grey was not on duty at the time the notification was received. 

He remains on administrative leave as the criminal investigation is being conducted by the Folsom Police Department.

“In addition to the criminal investigation by the Folsom Police Department, the Sacramento Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is conducting an administrative investigation which will be subject to an independent review by the City of Sacramento’s Office of Public Safety Accountability,” the statement said.

The Sacramento Police Department is cooperating with the Folsom Police Department. 

If you were involved in a relationship with Gray during the last three years and believe you may be a victim and any other possible victims or witnesses are urged to contact Folsom Police Department Detective Plank at 916-461-6478 or 

The Folsom Police Department can also be reached at 916-355-7230.

Because this is an ongoing investigation and because of the sensitive nature of the investigation, additional details are not available at this time. 

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Robert J Hansen is an investigative journalist and economist. Focused on holding elected officials, police and the courts accountable to the people throughout the greater Sacramento area.

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