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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Keeping this display of officer-involved domestic violence fatalities on top from now on...

The Officer-Involved Domestic Violence (OIDV) Fatalities photo presentation that was here has been deleted by ROCKYOU.com, where it had been hosted and streamed from. A screencaptured copy is here on LaneJudson.com - the site it was originally compiled for.

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[U.S.] Too Many Said-Suicides of Law Enforcement Officer's wives, girlfriends, dates, and ex's


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Monday, October 17, 2016

[NC] Trooper's wife went to local news to get equal protection at courthouse

"He very much worried me, and even when I reached out for help no one would help."

FACEBOOK PAGE: Justice for Jennifer
@JusticeforJenniferFredell

Judge: Cleveland Co. magistrate's office policy not consistent with state law
WBTV
[Excerpts] An On Your Side investigation has uncovered a policy at the Cleveland County magistrate’s office that prohibits spouses and partners of law enforcement officers from getting emergency protection in situations where they feel they are in imminent danger. The discovery was made amid a months-long investigation prompted by a Cleveland County woman [Jennifer Fredell] who says she was denied help by a magistrate because her then-husband was a state trooper... The law allows a magistrate to issue a protective order to people who present evidence they are a victim of domestic violence when a judge is not available to issue one. But Magistrate Ashlyn Harris refused to issue a protective order against Fredell’s then-husband because he was a state trooper... Article here


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Monday, August 15, 2016

[RI] Ex-Officer Osgood took wife MaryJo's life when he decided to end his own



On July 30th, 2016 retired Providence Rhode Island Police Officer Franklin Osgood fatally shot his wife of 30 years MaryJo ("MJ") Osgood, then fled to New Jersey where he killed himself after Providence officers who knew him were trying to convince him to stop. MaryJo was a legal secretary at Pierce-Atwood in Providence, has five sisters, three brothers, and has 4 wonderful children with Franklin - who "she loved more than life itself", plus 2 grandsons.

Written by MaryJo's sister Karen McLaughlin:
"As the sun broke and the gray clouds came in, our family lost a most precious daughter, sister, mom and grandmother. This is not a time to blame. This is a time to reflect on how easily a life is gone and those left behind are shattered. Our family (along with the rest of this country) is sickened with the profound sadness that is epidemic from gun and domestic violence. MaryJo was a bright energetic funny spunky part of so many lives. As she joins so many others in her eternal resting place, please understand that violence has no prejudice. When it strikes, it takes the very core of your heart. We, MaryJo’s siblings, want her to be remembered as a sister who was loved, a mom and grandmother who devoted herself to her 4 children and 2 grandchildren. All of us deserved to have her in our lives for a long time."

GOFUNDME: Osgood family needs your help!
"I am sure you have heard of the tragedy that took place on July 30, 2016. The Osgood children were never prepared for the events that would unfold that day. They now need your help as they will be facing many financial challenges. Please help Jessica, Crossandra, , Terren and Sereth along with grandchildren Elijah and Treyu during this time of need. While nothing can undo the events of July 30th, your help will ease the burden of what they are about to face. MaryJo was a sweet loving mother who adored her children and grandchildren and was an active member of our community. Officer Rhonda Kessler of The Providence Police Department and Elmhurst Neighborhood Crime Watch would appreciate your generous support of this family."

Info from:
~ Ex-Providence police officer, wife dead in murder-suicide
~ 'Clearly, emphatically domestic violence,' victim's sister says of Providence police officer's murder-suicide
~ Siblings remember Providence murder victim as bright, energetic
~ 'Not a time to blame' says family of victim in Providence domestic violence slaying
~ Family speaks out after apparent murder-suicide
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

[WA] Murdered police chief's wife Crystal Judson's Light Burns Bright For Abuse Victims


EDITORIAL: Crystal Judson's Light Burns Bright For Abuse Victims 
The News Tribune
May 12, 2016
[Excerpts] Thirteen years ago last month marked one of the most dreadful chapters in Tacoma history: the fatal shooting of Crystal Judson Brame at the hand of her police chief husband, David Brame, who then killed himself in the same Gig Harbor strip mall parking lot. The News Tribune spent months investigating and publishing stories about a Tacoma bureaucracy that looked the other way while its top public safety officer abused his estranged spouse. Community leaders pushed for reforms inside the city and police department. For several years after the April 26, 2003 murder-suicide, the newspaper kept the candle burning by printing an anniversary story and a running checklist of reforms -- some completed, others unfulfilled. Today, while the headlines have faded, the important work of preserving Crystal's memory by extending help and hope to other domestic violence victims has not stopped. It is carried on by her parents, Lane and Patty Judson, and by her children, Haley and David, Jr., now young adults. The mission is also entrusted to the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center, which recently observed its 10th anniversary... The Judson center stands out among the great fulfilled promises on the community's checklist, along with improved Tacoma police screening and hiring practices, an early-warning system to catch problem cops, and a federal law that funnels grant money to police agencies that enact meaningful domestic-violence policies... Abuse victims can find emergency housing aid, transportation assistance, help filing police reports and protection-order paperwork and much more... The center reported 2,639 client visits in 2015... Alas, there's more than enough suffering to fill the lobbies of other agencies, too. Pierce County Community Connections and the local YWCA both told News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll this month that they're seeing more victims, and more intense cases...  [Full article here]

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

[FL] Coral Springs Officer Degerdon arrested on domestic violence

Coral Springs police officer Stephen Degerdon was on his way to being fired in 2011 after being charged with two counts of battery on a suspect... his termination was recommended ... but???

CORAL SPRINGS POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE - Stephen Degerdon, 32, accused of dragging wife out of car, taking off with son
Local 10
Apr 23 2015
[Excerpts]  A Coral Springs police officer was arrested Wednesday after dragging his wife out their car and driving off with their 1-year-old son, deputies said. Stephen Degerdon, 32, faces a charge of domestic battery. According to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report, Degerdon got into an argument with his wife and punched a hole in the kitchen wall... deflated the air out of her car's two front-side tires with a crowbar... grabbed some of their son's belongings and diaper bag and placed him in his car. Deputies said the victim got into the backseat but Degerdon grabbed her right arm and "violently pulled her out of the vehicle." They said he then drove off with their child... Degerdon was clear on his way to being fired from the Coral Springs Police Department in 2011 after being charged with two counts of battery on a suspect... his termination was recommended by Chief Duncan Foster... He completed six months of probation in that case... Broward County Judge John Hurley ordered Degerdon to be at least 500 feet away from his wife and only have indirect contact with her if it involves their child. Degerdon must also surrender any weapons he owns or permits to carry such weapons...  [Full article here]

COP FACES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGE AFTER ARGUMENT WITH WIFE
Sun Sentinel
April 24, 2015
[Excerpts] Coral Springs police officer previously convicted of two counts of battery is again behind bars — this time on a domestic violence charge... [Officer Degerdon's wife] filed for divorce April 10... Degerdon told his wife she wasn't taking their son with her for the night. He punched a hole in the kitchen wall, then stormed out of the house and took a crowbar to two of his wife's car's tires, deflating them... The officer then went back into the house as the two continued to argue and began gathering the child's belongings and a diaper bag... Degerdon was being held Thursday on $5,000 bond... "He's on administrative leave, with pay, as of today," Coral Springs police Lt. Joe McHugh... Degerdon earns $68,217 a year and has worked for the agency since October 2005. McHugh said he could not discuss the officer further because the agency will open an internal affairs investigation and is prohibited by state law from talking about such cases. Degerdon had previously been accused of choking a man who was a suspect in a car burglary. The booking video shows Degerdon saying to him: "Do you think it's a good idea to call a police officer an idiot? Let me tell you something, when you get out, be sure that I will come to your house." Degerdon told investigators he did not mean that as a threat...  [Full article here]
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Monday, August 25, 2014

[MI] Officer Chambers alleged "mistress" shot by Mrs. Chambers. (Police wonder if it was accidental?)

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Cop's Wife Shoots Reported Mistress After Finding Woman Overnight With Husband On Boat
WXYZ
Kim Craig
Aug 20, 2014
[Excerpts] Detroit Police Officer Kevin Chambers, 58, was on the boat with his reported mistress when his wife walked in carrying her 38 caliber revolver... We're told Detroit Police investigators are trying to get to the bottom of exactly happened next... Detroit Police say their investigators are trying to determine if the shooting was intentional or an accident... Police had told Action News that the officer's wife was locked up pending a possible arraignment, but we learned late Wednesday afternoon that the officer's wife was not in custody and had not been arrested... they don't have probable cause to think it was anything other than an accident. Police say they are investigating the possibility that officer Chambers tried to grab his wife's gun and it accidentally discharged causing a round to strike his reported mistress... [Full article here]

NOTES.
A 4a.m. accidental shooting at their boat's marina when his wife finds him with another woman? They what - wrestled for the gun? Was he the intended target? Why is he still an officer after his unpaid suspension in 2006 and after the felony warrant for him in 2008 (see below)? How many years did Officer Chambers spend on unpaid suspension besides the time we know about (see below)? How many unreported incidents has he had if these incidents that I could find are so under-reported? And one more time - how is he still an officer?


DETROIT POLICE OFFICER KEVIN CHAMBERS had some kind of [fleeing police, running red lights, speeding at 120mph during chase, being in possession of brass knuckles, failing alcohol test] problems in 2008 - resulting in a felony warrant and at that time Kevin Chambers had been suspended without pay from the Detroit Police Department for at least a year and a half in connection with Chambers having FIRED SHOTS in 2006 - off duty? domestic? at home? We don't know.:

SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY OF POLICE OFFICER KEVIN CHAMBERS,
BADGE 85, ASSIGNED TO TACTICAL MOBILE
DETROIT BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Minutes of the Regular Detroit Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, May 22, 2008

On May 16, 2008, the Internal Affairs Alert Team received notification to respond to the Northwestern District regarding the arrest of Police Officer Kevin Chambers, badge 85, assigned to Tactical Mobile for fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon and operating while impaired. It should be noted that Officer Chambers has been suspended without pay since November 16, 2006 on Force Investigation Case #06-091 for an off duty incident where he fired shots.

 A review of the Arrest Report prepared by Police Officers Daniel Sitarski, badge 2098, and Stanley Kropik, badge 775, both assigned to the Northwestern District, revealed that at approximately 5:50 A.M., on May 16, 2008, while on routine patrol in the area of Evergreen and Grand River, they observed a person, later identified as Officer Chambers, operating a Harley Davidson Motorcycle at a high rate of speed and disregarding a red light.

The officers attempted to perform a traffic stop, but Officer Chambers sped off exceeding speeds of 120mph. The officers activated their overhead lights and siren and pursued Officer Chambers. Officer Chambers disregarded two more traffic signals and the chased was terminated by Sergeant Harold Ashford; badge S-526, assigned to the Northwestern District. The officers continued on Grand River and observed the motorcycle on the ground at Berg and Grand River and Officer Chambers attempting to pick it up. The officers ordered Officer Chambers to the ground and he was placed in handcuffs. The officers conducted a pat down for offensive weapons and found that Officer Chambers was in possession of brass knuckles. Additionally, the officers detected the odor of intoxicants on Officer Chambers and he was administered Field Sobriety Tests at the scene, which he failed.

 Once at the Northwestern District, Officer Chambers was administered a Breathalyzer Test by Police Officer Darryl Bennett, badge 4320, assigned to the Northwestern District, and the result was a blood alcohol content of.08.

 Officer Chambers was advised of his constitutional rights (Miranda) and he refused to make a statement.

 On this same date, an Investigator’s Report was presented to Wayne County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (APA) Robert Donaldson naming Officer Chambers as the defendant. APA Donaldson advised Internal Affairs that the warrant would be adjourned to May 19, 2008.

On May 19, 2008, APA Thomas Dawson recommended charging Officer Chamber with one count of Fleeing and Eluding – Third Degree, one count of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, one count of Operating While Impaired and one (1) count of Reckless Driving. On this same date, Magistrate Millicent Sherman, of the 36th District Court signed felony warrant #08 060420 for the recommended charges.

Based upon the above facts and circumstances, it is recommended that Officer Chambers be charged with, but not limited to, the following violation of the department Rules and Regulations:

CHARGE: CONDUCT UNBECOMING AN OFFICER, CONTRARY TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS; THIS BEING IN VIOLATION OF THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT MANUAL SERIES 100, DIRECTIVE 102.3 – 7.9, CONDUCT UNPROFESSIONAL, COMMAND 1.

Due to the seriousness of the conduct, I am requesting your concurrence with the suspension of Police Officer Kevin Chambers without pay, effective May 22, 2008.

Exec Dir Goss stated there are no arguments on this case because it is a felony.

Unless contravened by this Board the suspension without pay shall stand. There were no contraventions.  [PDF document here]

DETROIT BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Minutes of the Regular Detroit Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Friday, May 30, 2008
[Excerpt] ...OLD BUSINESS
Comm. Hampton stated he has read and familiarized himself with the recommended petitions that were presented on May 15, 2008, and May 22, 2008. He concurred with the suspension without pay for... PO Kevin Chambers, Badge 85. Exec Dir. Goss stated unless contravened by this Board the suspension without pay shall stand. There were no contraventions... [Full PDF here]

DETROIT BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Minutes of the Regular Detroit Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Friday, May 30, 2008
[Excerpt] ...OLD BUSINESS
Comm. Hampton stated he has read and familiarized himself with the recommended petitions that were presented on May 15, 2008, and May 22, 2008. He concurred with the suspension without pay for... PO Kevin Chambers, Badge 85. Exec Dir. Goss stated unless contravened by this Board the suspension without pay shall stand. There were no contraventions... [Full PDF here]

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

[NM] State Police Officer Vigil arrested on felony domestic

...[New Mexico State Police Officer Isaac] Vigil was brought to the Police Department by his commanding officers...
NMSP OFFICER ARRESTED ON DOMESTIC ABUSE CHARGES
[Excerpts] New Mexico State Police have confirmed that the Tucumcari Police Department is filing domestic violence charges against an NMSP Officer. Officer Isaac Vigil has been placed on administrative leave for an internal investigation. While on leave, Vigil will not be allowed to perform police duties and has turned in his vehicle, firearm and badge... [Full article here]

STATE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED IN TUCUMCARI
[Excerpts] Tucumcari police on Thursday arrested a New Mexico State Police officer on felony child abuse charges and a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, officials confirmed Friday... Tucumcari officers responded to a report of domestic violence... officers interviewed a woman from that address... After the interview, a Tucumcari officer asked that a warrant be issued for Vigil, charging him with child abuse, a third-degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of battery on a household member... Vigil was brought to the Police Department by his commanding officers and was taken into custody without incident. State Police Sgt. Damyan Brown said Vigil was immediately placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation... Vigil was booked into the Quay County Detention Center and has since posted a $15,000 appearance bond... [Full article here]
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