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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

[AL] Wife filed charge outside husband's dept, now "SEEKS" protection order

If there's enough to charge Officer Michael Thomas on domestic violence, then how can there NOT be enough for his wife to obtain a protection order? The (alleged) violence happened over a MONTH AGO. From out here it looks like a systemic rallying to help a cop keep his gun.
Lipscomb officer wants jury trail in domestic violence case
Birmingham News
October 30, 2007
A Lipscomb police officer who is charged with domestic violence decided to forego a bench trial in District Court because he wants a jury trial. Michael Thomas is accused of slapping his estranged wife after he walked in on her talking on the telephone to a man he believed to be her boyfriend. Thomas appeared in Bessemer District Court. "We stipulated that if we were to have a bench trial that he would be found guilty," said Thomas' lawyer, Larry McClendon. "We're requesting a jury trial in Circuit Court." Thomas is charged with third-degree domestic abuse. HIS WIFE IS SEEKING A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HIM. The Thomases are getting divorced. No trial date has been set.

From September news:
Lipscomb Police Officer Faces Domestic Violence Charges
WBRC-TV, MyFoxAL.com
September 25, 2007
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A Lipscomb police officer is facing domestic violence charges according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office. Authorities say Michael Thomas turned himself in early Friday morning after an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest late Thursday. HIS WIFE WENT TO JEFFERSON COUNTY TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND CLAIMS SHE TRIED TO GO TO LIPSCOMB POLICE AND THEY DID NOT RESPOND TO HER COMPLAINT. Jefferson county officials are investigating the claim.

1 comment:

  1. THIS BOGUS CHARGE WAS DISMISSED IN JUJNE 2008, I GUESS THAT WAS NOT AS INTERESTING AS MY ARREST. OH YEAH, THE CASE WAS DISMISSED WITH NO COST,COUNSELING, OR OTHER STIPULATIONS.

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