SDPD officer arrested on rape, kidnapping charges

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A San Diego police officer has been arrested on suspicion of rape and other felony charges.

Daniel Edward Dana, a four-year member of the Police Department, was booked on counts of rape, kidnapping and assault by a peace officer, according to jail officials.

The charges involve alleged on-duty forcible acts committed early this morning against a 34-year-old woman that Dana, 26, had recently befriended, SDPD officials reported.

Dana's arrest comes a day after San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne publicly apologized on behalf of his department for what he called an “unprecedented number” of accusations of impropriety or criminal behavior on the part of SDPD personnel surfacing over the last three months — 10 cases total, six of which have resulted in arrests of officers.

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