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Friday, March 7, 2008

[OH] Detective Earl - no charge or order seems to stick

LAST WEEK: ...Police Officer Corey Earl has been suspended again. Earl was placed on paid leave Tuesday following an incident at Scorchers bar on Broadway in Lorain in which Earl walked in while on-duty sometime last week and made a threat... Earl allegedly made another threat directed toward Pruitt while making a complaint about him to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office... The bad blood between the two started last year, Rivera said, and was related to Earl's divorce with his now ex-wife...
TODAY: A civil stalking protection order filed against Lorain police Officer Corey Earl has been dropped... In his initial complaint, Pruitt wrote that Earl had made threats against him to his captain and others, including a police officer. Pruitt wrote that Earl had told the captain that “he should take a baseball bat to me and end his problem”...

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Excerpts from 3 articles - 2 from last week, 1 from today:

Lorain police officer suspended again
The Chronicle-Telegram Staff
3/1/2008
Police Officer Corey Earl has been suspended again. Earl was placed on paid leave Tuesday following an incident at Scorchers bar on Broadway in Lorain in which Earl walked in while on-duty sometime last week and made a threat — via a third party — that he would harm Thomas Pruitt, a corrections officer at the county jail... [Police Chief Cel] Rivera said about two days later, Earl went to the Sheriff’s Office to file a complaint about Pruitt, and again, he threatened to harm him via a third party... Rivera said the internal investigation could be concluded by next week. On Monday, Pruitt obtained a civil stalking protection order against Earl, telling a captain at the Sheriff’s Office in his request for protection that Earl said, “he should take a baseball bat to me and end his problem,” according to the order. Earl also told two other people, including a Sheffield police officer, that he would harm him, Pruitt’s complaint continued. After the protection order was issued, Earl was placed on leave, and his firearm was confiscated, Rivera said. Sheriff’s officials declined to comment, and the investigation has been forwarded to the Elyria City Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant County Prosecutor Gerald Innes said... This isn’t the first time a protection order has been granted against Earl. Last year, his then-wife, Laura Earl, sought an order after her husband reportedly entered her bedroom with a gun and threatened to kill himself. Corey Earl was later charged with violating the civil protection order by having contact with Laura Earl. He was ordered to receive a psychiatric evaluation by Oberlin Municipal Court Judge Thomas Januzzi. That charge was dropped in January because Amherst prosecutors doubted Laura Earl’s version of events. Laura Earl dropped the protection order in September...

Lorain cop, Corey Earl, put on paid leave from department
Morning Journal
MATT SUMAN
03/01/2008
... Earl allegedly made another threat directed toward Pruitt while making a complaint about him to the Lorain County Sheriff's Office, Rivera said. The bad blood between the two started last year, Rivera said, and was related to Earl's divorce with his now ex-wife... In December, the Lorain Police Department issued an administrative order for Earl to stay away from Pruitt... Earl was disciplined in early January after admitting to making inappropriate comments to his girlfriend's ex-husband during a traffic stop, according to an internal police investigation report. He was issued a reprimand for conducting private business while on duty, using indecent, profane or harsh language in the performance of official duties, and engaging in personal conduct or act which, if brought to the public, could result in justified unfavorable criticism of that officer or department... In January, the Amherst Law Director's office dismissed a charge in Oberlin Municipal Court that Earl violated a protection order his the wife while divorce proceedings were ongoing. Amherst police were called to the Earl's home on July 6 and Aug. 13 for domestic disputes... Earl was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 20, 2007, for medical reasons related to personal issues. He returned to work on Oct. 1 on restrictive duty and was reinstated to patrol operations on Nov. 9

Restraining order dropped against Lorain cop
Brad Dicken | The Chronicle-Telegram
March 7, 2008
A civil stalking protection order filed against Lorain police Officer Corey Earl has been dropped. On Thursday, Thomas Pruitt, a corrections officer at the county jail, dropped the request for the order that he filed last week without explanation... In his initial complaint, Pruitt wrote that Earl had made threats against him to his captain and others, including a police officer. Pruitt wrote that Earl had told the captain that “he should take a baseball bat to me and end his problem.” Earl was suspended last week after the protection order was granted, although a full hearing on the matter was scheduled for later this month to allow him to tell his side of the story. That hearing was canceled after Pruitt dropped his complaint. Lorain police Chief Cel Rivera has said that the alleged threats, which are being investigated internally by the department, were related to Earl’s marital problems... After the protection order was issued, Earl was suspended and his firearm confiscated... Before the divorce was final, Laura Earl obtained a domestic violence protection order against her then-husband after he allegedly threatened to kill himself in front of her... Ultimately, the charge was dismissed in January because prosecutors doubted the truth of Laura Earl’s allegations. Corey Earl was reprimanded late last year for using foul language and discussing his ex-wife when he pulled over the ex-husband of his girlfriend in November... Earl was told to stay away from the man and the woman he was with at the time...

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