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Thursday, March 6, 2008

[MI] Officer Steele faces life for domestic torture and shots fired

...The charges against Steele include torture and assault with intent to murder, both felonies punishable up to life in prison; assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony; two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, four-year felonies; weapon/firearm discharge in or at a building, a four-year felony and weapons-felony firearm, punishable up to two years...

Detroit cop arrested in Canton shooting
DetNews.com, MI
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Detroit cop arrested in Canton shooting
Darren A. Nichols / The Detroit News
[Excerpts] A Detroit Police officer was arrested this afternoon following an apparent domestic dispute in which shots were fired. Canton Township Police said the incident occurred when an argument between two people escalated into gunfire. Authorities would only identify both people as being in their late 30s or early 40s. A woman complained of "bumps and bruises," but no one was hospitalized or hit with bullets...

Off-duty officer arrested in assault, weapon discharge
The Ann Arbor News
Susan Oppat | Art Aisner
March 05, 2008
[Excerpts] 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... When the man and woman ended up in the garage, the 42-year-old officer hit the 37-year-old woman in the legs with a baseball bat, Pomorski said. Pomorski said the fight continued outside, where the man fired three rounds... The woman refused treatment for bruises on her legs...

Detroit officer arraigned in assault case
Observer
By Tiffany L. Parks
March 6, 2008
[Excerpts] ...Steele, who was arraigned via video from the Canton police station, is accused of firing three shots from his revolver into the floor near Kimberly... As 35th District Court Judge Michael Gerou handed down the bond, which comes with a 10-percent provision, Steele muttered and shook his head in disbelief. Assistant Prosecutor Scott Ehlfeldt argued for the high cash bond saying [Kimberly] is terrified of Steele. Goldpaugh countered that his client has been a model police officer for eight years and doesn’t pose a flight risk. Gerou disagreed saying Steele could be a threat to public safety. “The presumption is great these offenses occurred,” he said. The charges against Steele include torture and assault with intent to murder, both felonies punishable up to life in prison; assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony; two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, four-year felonies; weapon/firearm discharge in or at a building, a four-year felony and weapons-felony firearm, punishable up to two years. Steele’s preliminary exam is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 17...

Suspended cop charged with attacking girlfriend
The Ann Arbor News
Susan Oppat
March 06, 2008 13:24PM
[Excerpts] ...Steele was held on 10 percent of a $5 million bond and ordered to appear for a preliminary examination March 17. The seven-year police veteran has been suspended with pay, Detroit officials said.

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