Police Officer Involved Domestic Violence.
Lighting a candle of remembrance for those who've lost their lives to domestic violence behind the blue wall, for strength and wisdom to those still there, and a non-ending prayer for those who thought they had escaped but can't stop being afraid.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
[WI] Police Standards Officer Steven Lelinski accused of attacking woman he was "pursuing"
February 2006 Milwaukee 16-year veteran Police Officer Steven Lelinski, Member of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board, and President of the Police Relief Association is said to have "pursued" a woman for several weeks before "assaulting" her in her home. (The news articles carefully avoid the R word.) It's said he threw a $20 on the floor when he was done. He's charged with second-degree sexual assault, and second-degree attempted sexual assault, both felonies, and a lewd and lascivious behavior, a misdemeanor (innocent 'til proven guilty). The news says if convicted he'd be looking at up to 60 years. (Won't happen.)