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FBI accuse Miami cop of pulling women over for sexual thrill

Prabhainjana Dwivedi, a Miami-Dade Police officer CBS4

(CBS) MIAMI - A Miami-Dade police officer was arrested by FBI agents on Wednesday for routinely stopping women drivers for no reason in order to have "sexually suggestive conversations," the Miami Herald reports.

According to the Herald, federal authorities say 33-year-old Prabhainjana Dwivedi pulled women over and made sexual requests - such as asking to see the scars on a Miami Beach bartender's surgically enhanced breasts - before letting them going without issuing any citations.

A seven-year veteran who once worked the overnight shift patrolling the Key Biscayne to Jackson Memorial Hospital stretch, Dwivedi was assigned to desk duty after he came under internal suspicion for questionable traffic stops last summer, the Herald reports.

An FBI criminal complaint alleges that Dwivedi detained "numerous" female drivers for "unreasonable" lengths of time "without probable cause, reasonable suspicion or other lawful authority to conduct a stop." According to the Herald, the complaint focuses on several traffic stops between May and June of 2011, including one of a female undercover cop.

According to a complaint filed by the undercover officer, she was pulled over on June 25, 2011 after making an illegal right turn.

"The undercover officer reported that Dwivedi was flashing his light onto her breasts and between her legs while at her vehicle," according to the complaint.

Dwivedi reportedly let her go without issuing a citation after he could not find her in public records because she had given him a false name, date of birth and Social Security number.

In another criminal complaint, Dwivedi allegedly stopped a 24-year-old bartender referred to as "M.F." at 5:30 a.m. on May 27, 2011 and accused her of driving under the influence.

The complaint reports that Dwivedi shifted the conversation to the woman's apparent breast enhancement surgery and asked her if she had any photographs of her breast.

"M.F. provided Dwivedi with her cellular telephone so that he could view the photographs," the complaint reportedly says. "After viewing the photos, Dwivedi asked M.F. if she had any scars or incisions from the surgery."

Dwivedi then allegedly asked to see the scars of the bartender's breasts.

"M.F. then lifted her shirt and showed Dwivedi the scar," according to the complaint written by FBI special agent Susan Funk. "M.F. stated that Dwivedi did not touch her breast."

Dwivedi allegedly told the woman she was sober and could drive home, but that he would follow her to make sure she arrived safely. At her home, Dwivedi asked to come in for a drink and spent more than an hour talking about his personal life, the woman said.

The paper reports that the officer did not list the stop on his daily activity report, inform a dispatcher of the stop, or conduct a check of her driver's license.

Dwivedi has been charged with depriving people of their civil rights and was released on a $150,000 personal surety bond. His arraignment is set for September 19.

Authorities are encouraging other potential victims to contact the FBI.