[MI] Officer Steele faces life for domestic torture and shots fired
...An off-duty Detroit Police officer was arrested in Canton Township Tuesday for allegedly striking his girlfriend with a baseball bat and firing three rounds from his service revolver... Assistant Prosecutor Scott Ehlfeldt argued for the high cash bond saying [she] is terrified of Steele... The charges against Steele include torture and assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, weapon/firearm discharge in or at a building, and weapons-felony firearm, punishable up to two years...
DETROIT: No pay for officer in assault case
Wayne County news briefs
Detroit Free Press
March 21, 2008
A Detroit police officer charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend was suspended Thursday without pay. The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners suspended Gary A. Steele, 42, of Canton. He was charged earlier this month with torture and assault with intent to commit murder. Steele was initially suspended with pay following his March 4 arrest for allegedly firing three shots during an argument in a subdivision near Canton Center and Cherry Hill roads. He was off duty at the time. Steele is being held in the Wayne County Jail after failing to post 10% of $5-million bond. He pleaded not guilty in 35th District Court in Plymouth and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary exam April 11. [Source here]