Cop Accused of Urinating in Front of Woman Resigns

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    A Covington police officer has resigned following an internal investigation after a female convenience store worker said he urinated in front of her while she was cleaning the men's bathroom.

    A Covington police officer has resigned following an internal investigation after a female convenience store worker said he urinated in front of her while she was cleaning the men's bathroom.

    Even though the investigation determined the allegations were "unfounded," Officer David Delgado chose to resign, Covington Police Chief Dowell Missildine said Friday.

    Missildine said the woman recanted some of her statements about the incident, including accusations that Delgado exposed himself to her.

    Christine Lowry said Delgado came into the convenience store while she was cleaning the men's bathroom late the night of Jan. 21.

    Delgado said he thought the woman had left when he walked up to use the urinal. He said when he turned around to walk back out, she was still standing there.

    But Lowry said Delgado knew she was still in the restroom, and even told her, “You should be used to this. I’m sure your husband does it to you all the time."

    Lowry said Friday that she feels Delgado exposed himself because he used the restroom in her presence, even though she didn't see his genitals. But she also said she now realizes that her definition of exposure differs from the law’s.

    Missildine immediately launched an internal investigation after Lowry filed a complaint. He said he wanted Delgado to take a polygraph test, but resigned before he could take the test.

    Missildine said Delgado felt resigning was in his best interest because news of the accusations had already gotten around the small community.

    Delgado had been with the department since July 2009. Prior to working for Covington police, Delgado worked with the Dallas County Constable’s Office.

    The Covington Police Department has eight police officers, four part-time officers and four full-time officers, Missildine said. He said is actively working to hire Delgado’s replacement.

    Delgado could not be reached for comment Friday.