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Sunday, February 3, 2008

[IL] Officer Bolding's charges should include threatening to kill his family

...he picked her up by the neck. He reportedly told her he could easily kill her and her family and get rid of the bodies. He then used a police control move to bend her wrist back and pushed on her chest with such force that she had difficulty breathing...

Officer's tactical moves from police training should be felonies when used outside of work.

UI police officer accused of domestic violence
Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette,
By Mary Schenk
February 2, 2008
[Excerpts] A University of Illinois police officer accused of battering his wife Thursday has been placed on leave following his arrest. Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh said Curtis Bolding, 49, of the 1400 block of East Grand, St. Joseph, was arrested by deputies Thursday night... According to [Assistant State's Attorney Chris] Kanis, Bolding's wife had returned home about 4 p.m. after being gone all day and became upset with Bolding because he was drunk and hadn't cleaned the house. That led to an argument during which Bolding tripped over a chair and fell, knocking out two front teeth or caps, Kanis said. Bolding then blamed his wife for that, grabbed her by the collar and shoved her. Both of them fell and he picked her up by the neck. He reportedly told her he could easily kill her and her family and get rid of the bodies. He then used a police control move to bend her wrist back and pushed on her chest with such force that she had difficulty breathing, Kanis said. She was able to get free from him and call one of his off-duty co-workers, who contacted deputies. Kanis asked that as a condition of his bond, Bolding have no contact with his wife or their home and that he surrender any firearms to the sheriff... Judge Jeff Ford set Bolding's bond at $1,500 and ordered him to be back in court Monday. Bolding, who was released within an hour of court, is expected to be charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. Kanis said there was no indication Bolding's wife was seriously injured... Bolding told the judge that co-workers had already taken his guns out of the home... Bolding was placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of a departmental investigation into what happened.

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