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Saturday, June 14, 2008

[WA] Officer Galusha allowed to resign before disciplined on attacking his officer-wife

...He is charged in Benton County District Court with two counts of assault, one with a domestic violence allegation... Witnesses told officers that Galusha dragged his 24-year-old wife after grabbing her hair and putting her in a headlock... He then "slammed her up against the wall twice"...

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[WA] Officer Galusha's "bar fight" was assault of his police officer wife & bouncer (March 12, 2008) - ..."He was a really nice guy as a neighbor, I liked him a lot,... But I used to do gardening outside and I would hear him yelling at his kids and his family a lot. And he could be mean to his dog."... City records also show that his wife is a reserve officer for the Grandview police department...

Officer charged with assault resigns
Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, WA)
Kristin M. Kraemer kkraemer@tricityherald.com
June 7, 2008
A West Richland police officer resigned Friday, three months after he was charged with assaulting his wife and a bouncer at a Kennewick bar. Brian Galusha's letter of resignation was accepted by Mayor Dale Jackson. It went into effect Friday. His departure from the department comes "prior to any disciplinary action taking place," Chief Layne Erdman said in a news release... He is charged in Benton County District Court with two counts of assault, one with a domestic violence allegation. The case is scheduled for a motions hearing June 26... Witnesses told officers that Galusha dragged his 24-year-old wife after grabbing her hair and putting her in a headlock... He then "slammed her up against the wall twice," the report said in court documents. As a bouncer tried to stop the fight, another man in the bar punched Galusha in the face, police said. The bouncer then tried to help Galusha, whose mouth was bleeding, but Galusha spit blood on the bouncer, police said... Galusha was hired by the city in 2005, after spending four years with the Richland Police Department. "The West Richland Police Department wishes him well in his endeavors and was appreciative of his years of service to our community," Erdman said. [Full article here]

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