Tuesday, October 30, 2007
[MI] "Resigned" Deputy Glover comes back, with black gloves & a knife
On probation, ex-sheriff's deputy faces new stalking charges
Convicted of assault earlier, officer had knife, prosecutor says
The Ann Arbor News
By Susan L. Oppat
Friday, October 26, 2007
Less than two months after he was placed on probation, a former Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy was charged with aggravated stalking and violating his probation. David Glover, 39, was sentenced to 18 months of probation on Aug. 28, after pleading no contest to assault and battery, domestic violence and phone tampering. He was accused of FORCING HIS WAY INTO HIS GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE LAST FEBRUARY AND ASSAULTING HER... Police were called back to the woman's Ypsilanti Township home on Oct. 19... Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Burke told Shelton Tuesday that GLOVER WAS ON THE WOMAN'S PORCH OCT. 19. HE SAID GLOVER HAD A KNIFE AND BLACK GLOVES IN HIS BACK POCKET and admitted he had been drinking, in violation of his probation. In addition to the incident in February that led to the probation term, Burke said Glover had also been convicted of malicious destruction of property for SMASHING A WINDOW IN HIS GIRLFRIEND'S CAR WHILE SHE WAS IN IT... Glover's preliminary hearing in the stalking case is set for Thursday...
AS YOU READ THE FOLLOWING, IMAGINE IT ALL FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE VICTIM, WHO HAS AT LEAST ONE CHILD IN THE HOUSE.
The recent article doesn't mention that Glover was originally also charged with felony first-degree home invasion - a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison - but he WAS ALLOWED to plea bargained that charge away.
The article doesn't mention that his original charges specified that he "tapped or cut telephone lines" - a high-court misdemeanor punishable by up to two years. He "grabbed" (ripped out?) the phone as she was trying to call 911 for help.
The article doesn't mention how he got into her house - by kicking down her door. And it doesn't mention that the two sergeants that responded to the house that night LET GLOVER WALK OVER THE KICKED-DOWN DOOR AND LEAVE WITHOUT BEING ARRESTED. The two sergeants are Sgt. Shawn Hoy and Sgt. Mike Mahalick. From an earlier article:
"...Mahalick acknowledged that the preferred response to a domestic assault is to arrest the assailant, but said HE NEVER SPOKE DIRECTLY TO THE VICTIM AND DID NOT NOTICE THE DAMAGE TO THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOME RIGHT AWAY..."
How can he JUSTIFY not talking to the victim at a domestic violence scene? Do YOU believe Sgt. Mahalick didn't SEE the "kicked down" door?
The article doesn't mention that there was a SECOND incident that night - TWO HOURS AFTER they let Glover go HE CAME BACK TO CONTINUE HIS TERROR, and THEN the deputies got an OK from a supervisor to arrest Glover. How does THAT work? Permission to arrest?
The article doesn't ask who's in charge either. Thanks to the power of the police union, those two sergeants were going to REFUSE to testify UNLESS they were given criminal IMMUNITY! From an earlier article:
"...The two officers testified Thursday in a preliminary hearing for suspended Deputy David Glover, but were granted immunity from criminal prosecution... Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joe Burke said his office asked for immunity because the sergeants, through their union attorneys, indicated they would not testify without it..."
And there are LAWS regarding domestic violence in the presence of children but that has never been a part of Glover's case. From an earlier article,
"...The victim's 13-year-old daughter testified Thursday that Glover kicked the door in after pounding with his fists for about 15 minutes..."
Nobody has asked out loud how Glover was still a deputy if he was convicted, as the recent article says, of "...malicious destruction of property for SMASHING A WINDOW IN HIS GIRLFRIEND'S CAR WHILE SHE WAS IN IT..." (in 2004). He continued to be a deputy because the domestic violence charge was DROPPED. That makes his girlfriend in the car not human - just background scenery to the destruction of a windshield.
Why was he even OFFERED probation after his THIRD domestic violence incident (that made it onto the books)?
How much does the Sheriff's department know about Glover's drinking, and how long have they known it - while they allowed him to retain his weapon and powers of arrest?
And nobody has mentioned a gun.
without his gun?
Do deputies go to commit acts of violence without one?