A D.C. police sergeant has been fined $2,000 by his superiors for making sexual advances toward a policewoman while on duty, and then trying to cover up the incident.
Police officials imposed the discipline Oct. 11 after a police trial board found Sgt. Buddy E. Smallwood guilty of making "amorous verbal and physical advances" toward one of his subordinates.
According to Semi Feuer, an assistant city attorney, the woman testified at the hearing that Smallwood had told her to get into his cruiser and then ride around with her for four hours.
During that ride, Feuer said the woman testified, Smallwood clapsed her face with both hands and drew her toward him, and told her that he wanted her. The policewoman testified she successfully resisted these advances.
Smallwood, 38, a 13-year veteran of the force, [WORD ILLEGIBLE] he was the owman only a short hwile, and that he had made no advances.
The incident developed, according to testimony, when the woman complained to Smallwood at a police roll cal Jan. 19 that she was not feeling well and wanted to go home, and Smallwood suggested that she ride around in his cruiser until she felt better.
At the time the woman, who is 25, was assigned to foot beat on the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift and Smallwood was her section supervisor.
The trial board fined Smallwood $1,000 for making the advances and another $1,000 for two instances of lying to police officials about the incident.
It is believed to be the first instance in recent years in which a policeman has been disciplined for making sexual advances toward a policewoman.
Smallwood has a right to an appeal to the mayor at the recent trial board action. He declined to comment last night.
IN 1965 Smallwood shot and killed his partner, [WORD ILLEGIBLE] Marcus P. Willis, during a scuffle as they tried to arrest a third man. The death was ruled accidental.