A former police detective had an affair with the target of an undercover drug investigation and outed herself and two other detectives as law-enforcement officers after having sex with him, according to a police report.
Detective Jessica Dever-Jakusz refused to speak with investigators and later resigned. Police sent a report last week to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office recommending that she be charged with two counts of hindering prosecution.
A spokesman said last week that the case is under review.
“Up until that time, (the suspect) did not know or ever suspected that Dever(-Jakusz) was a police officer,”
the report said.
Because of her previous experience as a narcotics detective, Dever-Jakusz was assigned to mentor the other detectives in the MDMA investigation, the report said. The other female detectives were less-experienced in narcotics investigations.