WSU police sergeant resigns over accusations of sexual misconduct

Nov 4, 2022, 6:46 PM


Elson S Floyd Cultural Center entrance on Stadium Way into Washington State University in Pullman Washington. (Photo by Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

(Photo by Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

A Washington State University (WSU) police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct while on duty has resigned.

According to KXLY-TV, Police Sergeant Matt Kuhrt submitted his resignation, effective Tuesday.

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Officials said a university investigation found he had engaged in predatory grooming behavior while also making sexually explicit comments and nonconsensual physical contact with coworkers.

The investigation also found he engaged in sexual activities while on duty.

In August, three members of WSU Police’s command staff retired before they were to be disciplined for mishandling the sergeant’s sexual misconduct allegations.

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