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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

[FL] Officer LeGrand's girlfriend and neighbors afraid

...LeGrand's girlfriend, who is not being identified, showed them bruises to her face, a smashed cell phone and said she feared LeGrand. She did not want to press charges, but officers did... Neighbors say this has been going on for years, but everyone is too afraid to report it. One neighbor even has a restraining order against LeGrand...

Female Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence
Neighbor Called Police To Say Officer, Roommate Fighting
Local10.com, FL
March 11, 2008
[Excerpts] A veteran Miami police officer arrested for beating her girlfriend insisted the arrest was a set-up. "We were having an argument and that's OK," said Yatha LeGrand, hours after she was released from jail Tuesday... Bay Harbour Islands police arrested LeGrand early Tuesday morning at her condominium, following a disturbance reported by her neighbors. LeGrand said SHE LEFT as officers arrived. Then later, when she returned home, she called the lieutenant who had gone back to the station and asked to tell her side of the story. On a recording of the phone call, LeGrand is heard complaining about financial issues with her girlfriend. "She's going around to every single door in the building screaming like she's a domestic violence victim and she's not. I'm the victim here," LeGrand told the lieutenant. Officers returned to the condominium to interview LeGrand and her girlfriend, Local 10's Glenna Milberg reported. Officers said they believed LeGrand was drunk. LeGrand's girlfriend, who is not being identified, showed them bruises to her face, a smashed cell phone and said she feared LeGrand. She did not want to press charges, but officers did. "The officer is fairly compelled to have to make the arrest according to state law," said Bay Harbour Islands Police Chief Duncan Young. "The officer had seen injuries, bruising to the face, and the victim said she was afraid."... Records show she was relieved of duty once in the summer of 2003, but did not detail why.
Miami Officer Arrested In Domestic Dispute
CBS4 Miami
MIAMI (CBS4)
[Excerpts] ...Witnesses explained to police they heard screaming and items breakin... A police report explained when officers arrived it observed Miami police officer Yatha LeGrand, 38, leaving. The victim--- told police that her girlfriend had come home and was "aggressive" with her, saying she was struck numerous times. Neighbors say this has been going on for years, but everyone is too afraid to report it. One neighbor even has a restraining order against LeGrand. "I hope this does not create more problems for us as much as there is now" said neighbor Karim Portela. CBS4's David Sutta also learned from the report that the officer had at least 29 complaints filed against her. Miami police spokesman Delrish Moss said she would not be working in her previous capacity as a police officer. Her police cruiser has been taken away from her, and she has been reassigned to desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
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