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Thursday, January 3, 2008

[IL] Officer Suprenant arrested for dv battery & preventing 911 call

...Police said the forced entry and arrest came after officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. noise complaint and heard a woman scream from inside the apartment... he also allegedly broke her cellular phone in half... grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head into the wooden board of the bed... The victim's earrings, which were torn from her ears... The incident is the second time in recent months police have responded to a noise complaint from Suprenant's apartment... Bradley Police charged Suprenant with domestic battery, unlawful restraint and interference with emergency communication...

Web exclusive: Kankakee cop arrested for domestic battery
Kankakee Daily Journal, IL
By Jon Krenek
jkrenek@daily-journal.com
815-937-3370
01/02/2008
Bradley Police officers had to literally break through the door of Kankakee cop Michael D. Suprenant's apartment early Tuesday morning before placing him under arrest for domestic battery. Police said the forced entry and arrest came after officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. noise complaint and heard a woman scream from inside the apartment when they knocked on the door. Suprenant, a Kankakee patrol officer, has been placed on administrative leave from duty pending the outcome of an internal Kankakee Police investigation into the incident. Bradley Police charged Suprenant with domestic battery, unlawful restraint and interference with emergency communication. He was released today after posting bond... Bradley Police responded to a complaint from a neighbor in the complex about noise from Suprenant's apartment, including a loud thud that knocked pictures off the neighbor's wall... The female victim told police Suprenant grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head into the wooden board of the bed. According to police, he also allegedly broke her cellular phone in half so she couldn't call for help and held her down in bed when police arrived so she could not answer the door. The incident is the second time in recent months police have responded to a noise complaint from Suprenant's apartment, which he shares with the victim. Bradley Deputy Police Chief Steve Coy said his department responded to a complaint about noise at 3 a.m. on Dec. 9, but found no evidence of any physical injuries. The couple reportedly promised police there would not be any more disturbances. The victim's earrings, which were torn from her ears, and her cell phone were both found on the floor in the most recent incident, according to police. [REDACTED], the neighbor who called in the complaints, contacted The Daily Journal following the incident. [REDACTED] said she is a former domestic abuse victim and felt justified making the calls. "This is the one thing I wish people would do... They'll say it's not their business, but it is their business. I wish people would speak up because it may eventually be too late"...
[Full article here]

Kankakee police officer placed on administrative leave for domestic battery
Kankakee Daily Journal, IL
By Jon Krenek
jkrenek@daily-journal.com 815-937-3370
01/03/2008
A Kankakee police officer was charged with domestic battery early Tuesday after Bradley Police officers literally broke through the front door of his apartment when they heard a woman scream. Michael D. Suprenant, a patrol officer, has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal Kankakee Police investigation. Bradley Police charged Suprenant with domestic battery, unlawful restraint and interference with emergency communication.... The Daily Journal recently ran a story on domestic violence among police officers and reported that two studies by the National Center for Women and Policing found at least 40 percent of law enforcement families experience domestic violence, while the number in the general population is between 10 and 30 percent. In that story, Chief Deputy Ken McCabe, who leads internal affairs investigations for the Kankakee County Sheriff's Police, said those estimates were low since he believes domestic violence cases are "probably way underreported"...
[Full article here]

4 comments:

  1. FIRST 7 COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO ARTICLE:
    Kankakee police officer placed on administrative leave for domestic battery
    Kankakee Daily Journal, IL

    Posted by PW at 2:39PM on Thursday, 1/3/08
    So is this a paid or unpaid leave?

    Posted by abusethebadge at 2:40PM on Thursday, 1/3/08
    They also mentally abuse you as well. I am an ex-wife of a police officer. They try to control every aspect of your life even when not married to them. Yes, they have a stressful job, However; doctors working in the ER they see the worst of the worst as well it's not just police officers that was a poor excuse quoted by Deputy Coy. I respect the badge, but not when it's abused or your threatened with it - you lose all faith in Police Officers. Be accountable for what you do and respect the badge. You took the oath to "serve and protect" don't abuse the badge, honor it.

    Posted by PW at 2:45PM on Thursday, 1/3/08
    A former cop once told me that part of the reason for the problem is that, when a cop is on the street, he has all of this power and authority...he tells people to do something and they do it. Then, in his home life and his personal relationship where the spouse or significant other is supposed to be a partner, he can't cope with not having the absolute authority. I can see this side of it. I used to work with a lady whose husband was a cop, and more than once she came in to work with signs of being abused. I remember her once working late, and telling us when she got home, he knocked her to the floor and "forcefully checked her" for signs of being with another man. I don't blame cops, but their need to be a support system available to help them.

    Posted by abusethebadge at 3:16PM on Thursday, 1/3/08
    I agree there needs to be a "support system" for the police officers and their spouse/family. They have authority 24-7 and some don't know when to seperate home life from work. You have to be accountable for every minute of the day. then placed "under the spot light" and be drilled where you were, who were you with. Some - carry their authority to the extreme. Not all police officers are abusive, so explain why some abuse and some don't.

    Posted by BA at 3:34PM on Thursday, 1/3/08
    Lets not jump on the band wagon and start bashing cops. No pun intended! As a retired cop I can say that its the (individual) not "cops in general". Lets not loose site of that like abusethebadge did. If Mr. Suprenant wasn;t a cop this was maybe blotter info. The Journal will make this into world news by tomorrow. Maybe they should investigate how some people are able to become cops. How they kind of slip through the cracks. Maybe K3 city needs cops so bad that they just don't care about what is in a person's background check. That is where some better stories are found!

    Posted by freethinker from Kankakee at 3:55PM on Thursday, 1/3/08
    Regardless of the national trend--let's not prejudge this particular case. By using the term "victim" the DJ is already prejudging. Not all cops are abusers. I do not know what the truth is in this situation but I know there is already some prejudice.

    Posted by Jiggets from K3 County at 7:37PM on Thursday, 1/3/08
    Ya know, I personally know this kid, and have for some time. I cannot believe that the City of Kankakee hired him. I understand the city has a great need for police officers, but to just put somebody on without properly looking into his backround is unacceptable. I am a police officer in the area, and I know what the backround consists of. They should have been able to tell the flaws this kid has if the detectives did thier job the right way.

    http://www.daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=411121

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    1. Hey Jiggets from K3 County. You obviously don't know me that well. I was never arrested before and since the incident I have never been in any trouble. I like how most are quick to believe everything that is said before they have both sides of what happened. I like how people love to focus on other peoples problems so they don't have to focus on their own. Jiggets since you know me so well, don't hide behind your computer with your screen name, come to my face and explain how I was a wrong hire. I am sure I do my job just as well or better then you. You obviously know where to find me. Still innocent and still working!! I would save everybody the trouble and quit if I really did what I was accused of. No women ever deserves to be abused!!

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  2. Web exclusive: Formal charges filed against Kankakee police officer
    Kankakee Daily Journal, IL - Jan 4, 2008
    01/03/2008, 3:45 pm

    The Kankakee County State's Attorney's office filed formal domestic battery and disorderly conduct charges against Kankakee Police patrolman Michael D. Suprenant at a court hearing Wednesday.

    The charges follow an incident at his Bradley apartment early Tuesday where he allegedly battered his live-in girlfriend.

    Circuit Court Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott ordered Suprenant, 26, to surrender his firearm and avoid all contact with his victim, according to court records. Kankakee Police subsequently placed Suprenant on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

    Kankakee County State's Attorney Jamie Boyd could not be reached for comment on the charges.

    The charges follow an incident where Bradley Police officers literally broke through the front door of his apartment when they heard a woman scream. Suprenant had allegedly struck his girlfriend about the face and neck, according to the formal charges. The disorderly conduct charge stems from the shock a neighbor's daughter allegedly experienced due to Suprenant's "violent and unreasonable manner."

    Suprenant will hire a private counsel before entering a plea at a hearing scheduled on Jan. 23.

    ~ Jon Krenek

    http://www.daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=411125

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  3. After Supernant was terminated and the case finally went to Court. Thew case against Supernant was dropped and the city forced to rehire him!!!

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