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Sunday, November 18, 2007

[MA] Judge & Chief protect Officer Moran's officer ex-girlfriend

...[Judge Mark] Coven ruled that the alcohol played no role in the domestic violence. He said the abuse was based on anger and control problems... Coven said he had "no desire necessarily to hold a police officer in a house of correction" but that he would do so to protect the victim. "There is no question in my mind that he is dangerous,"

...[Milton Deputy Police Chief Paul] Nolan said the incident shows that every person in society - even a police officer - can become a victim. "We are saddened one of our officers has been victimized like this, but we are sure this will be properly adjudicated down the road," he said. "She has 100 percent support from the men and women of this department."

Judge certain Duxbury officer is dangerous: But would OK secure treatment instead of jail
The Patriot Ledger, MA
By ROBERT SEARS bsears@ledger.com
November 16, 2007
[Excerpts] A judge said he would consider releasing the Duxbury police officer accused of holding a gun to the head of his girlfriend - also a police officer - to a treatment facility if certain conditions are met. But Quincy District Court Judge Mark Coven said he believed that Officer Sean Moran, 30, would be a danger to the alleged victim if freed on bail while awaiting disposition of his case. Coven insisted that the facility be locked and secure, that Moran be held there for 90 days and that he wear a tracking device to ensure that he stays away from the victim if he is released on bail. At a hearing held Thursday to decide whether Moran’s release would endanger the victim, Coven delayed ordering Moran confined at the Norfolk County House of Correction in Dedham for 90 days, giving his lawyer, John A. Guglielmi until Wednesday to find a secure treatment facility. Coven said he had "no desire necessarily to hold a police officer in a house of correction" but that he would do so to protect the victim. "There is no question in my mind that he is dangerous," Coven said. Moran has been held in the jail infirmary to separate him from other inmates... police have put Moran on administrative leave... charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, making threats and malicious destruction of property valued at more than $250. Assistant Norfolk County District Attorney Catherine Cappelli said Moran’s release would endanger both the victim and the community. She cited alcohol abuse, threats he had made and his use of weapons against the woman. She said there had been other instances of Moran threatening to kill the woman... Moran allegedly assaulted the Milton officer late Friday, slamming her head into a metal fence... Moran got into the truck with her and struck the dashboard, damaging it, as they drove to the Quincy house they had bought together. The woman called a friend, also a Milton police officer... Lencki, who responded to the call, said the woman told him of another assault, on Oct. 18... Moran wrestled her to the ground, took her gun from her holster and held it to her head, threatening to kill her... When she told him she was going to report what happened to her lieutenant, Moran threatened to kill himself... The woman initially said she would prefer to obtain a restraining order against Moran but later agreed to his arrest... Coven also ruled that if Moran is released prior to his case being resolved, he must enter a counseling program for batterers, get substance-abuse and mental-health counseling, have no guns or a firearms license, and have an alcohol-sensing device on his phone...

Police officer held as danger to girlfriend
Boston Globe
By Milton J. Valencia
November 18, 2007
[Excerpts] ...Judge Mark S. Coven said Thursday that the allegations showed a pattern of domestic abuse that put her in danger. He ordered Moran held without bail in the Norfolk County Correctional Center under the state's dangerousness statute. "Anyone who takes a service revolver and puts it to [a girlfriend's] head, who has been involved in similar situations, constitutes a danger," the judge said... After 90 days, Moran could be released on bail and ordered to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet. Earlier in the week, the judge had issued a restraining order requiring Moran to stay away from the Quincy home he and his girlfriend shared and away from guns. The order is in effect for one year... a prosecutor said the woman did not complain earlier because she took seriously Moran's threats to kill her or himself. "What she's detailing is violence that is escalating" said Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Catherine Cappelli... She said, "He promised he would get help" but did not... Coven ruled that the alcohol played no role in the domestic violence. He said the abuse was based on anger and control problems.Moran's girlfriend, meanwhile, is on leave from her job as a Milton police officer, according to Milton Deputy Police Chief Paul Nolan. She took the leave, he said, before the latest incident with Moran, and the department will give her more time if she requests it. Nolan said the incident shows that every person in society - even a police officer - can become a victim...

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