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Friday, November 30, 2007

[PA] Officer Holland - the dv didn't sink him but the forgery did


...police arrested Officer Holland on domestic violence charges after responding to his house. But the district attorney's office withdrew the charges after Officer Holland's wife refused to testify...



City police officer resigns after being charged
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
A Pittsburgh police officer accused of forgery in connection with financial documents has resigned... Attorney Lee Rothman confirmed his client's resignation but declined to comment further because Officer Holland's preliminary hearing, scheduled for January, hasn't been held...

EARLIER ARTICLES:

Former Pittsburgh 'Officer Of The Year' Charged In Loan Forgery
The Pittsburgh Channel
November 14, 2007
A man who was named the Pittsburgh Police Bureau's "Officer of the Year" in 2000 is charged with forging documents to get a hardship loan from the department's retirement savings plan. Faquar "Terry" Holland, 35, was released on bond Tuesday after being arraigned on charges of forgery and unsworn falsification...Police said Holland was having financial trouble because of child support and other debts... Holland has been with the police bureau for 12 years.

City officer has history of problems
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA
By Torsten Ove
November 15, 2007
A veteran city police officer arrested Tuesday on forgery charges in connection with a falsified real estate transaction has a history of discipline problems and a previous arrest on charges of domestic violence and was once given notice that he would be fired... Several sources said Officer Holland had been given a five-day termination notice sometime in 2002 or 2003, but that top officials gave him a second chance. The nature of the alleged misconduct in that case could not be determined... In May of that same year (2003),police arrested Officer Holland on domestic violence charges after responding to his house. But the district attorney's office withdrew the charges after Officer Holland's wife refused to testify...

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