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Thursday, July 10, 2008

[FL] Eleanor shot at police chief husband "without intent to kill"

The wife of Police Chief Frank Adderley roused him from bed with a gunshot and then chased him from their Plantation house to a neighbor's, squeezing off more rounds as he ran away... "Despite this trying time, I support and stand by my wife," Frank Adderley said in a prepared statement released to the media. "I love her very much and will do everything possible to get whatever assistance she needs during this difficult time"... Eleanor Adderley is being held in the Broward County Jail on one count of shooting into a dwelling, a second-degree felony, and one count of aggravated assault without intent to kill, a third-degree felony...

NO DELAY: NEW CHIEF TAKES OVER
28-year veteran is Lauderdale's first black police leader
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
By Brian Haas and Gregory Lewis
May 30, 2008
Fort Lauderdale appointed its first black police chief Thursday to lead an agency struggling with low morale, distrust of city management and historically poor relations with the minority community. Frank Adderley, a 28-year veteran of the department, was appointed chief after Bruce Roberts abruptly stepped down... "I am honored and very excited for the opportunity to lead the dedicated men and women of this department, and to serve the people of this community," Adderley, 46, said in a statement released by the city... [Full article here]

LAUDERDALE POLICE CHIEF’S WIFE JAILED ON GUN CHARGES
The South Florida Times, FL
BY ELGIN JONES EJones@SFLTimes.com
9 July 2008
The wife of Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley has been arrested after police say she fired multiple gunshots during an argument with her husband at the couple’s Plantation home. Eleanor Adderley, 45, is charged with two counts of domestic violence. She also faces weapons charges, according to Plantation police. "Despite this trying time, I support and stand by my wife," Frank Adderley said in a prepared statement released to the media. "I love her very much and will do everything possible to get whatever assistance she needs during this difficult time"... Eleanor Adderley is being held in the Broward County Jail on one count of shooting into a dwelling, a second-degree felony, and one count of aggravated assault without intent to kill, a third-degree felony, according to police... [Full article here]

WIFE CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE CHIEF
Sun-Sentinel.com
By Brian Haas & Brittany Wallman
July 9, 2008
The wife of Police Chief Frank Adderley roused him from bed with a gunshot and then chased him from their Plantation house to a neighbor's, squeezing off more rounds as he ran away, authorities said. The first bullet missed the chief by inches, police said. He was not injured. Hours after the alleged Tuesday night attack, Adderley promised to pay the $25,000 bail to get his wife, Eleanor Leisa Adderley, out of jail. And then he agreed to move out of their Plantation house so she could live there without breaking a judge's order to stay a mile away from him. She was released Wednesday night... According to an arrest report, the couple were arguing over "personal marital matters" when Eleanor Adderley grabbed a Beretta 9 mm handgun. The report said she pointed the gun in her husband's direction and fired a shot, the bullet striking the mattress just inches from where he lay. Her husband bolted out of the house through a rear porch. She followed, firing another shot, the report said. It said she fired at least a third shot, possibly more, as he neared the neighbor's house... The police report said one family member was in the house when the incident occurred but didn't identify the individual. The arrest report said Eleanor Adderley admitted to shooting the gun but "did not intend to cause any injury." She explained to police that "she was only trying to scare him by shooting the bed and down at the ground"... Judge Geoffrey Cohen allowed Eleanor Adderley to post $25,000 bail but ordered her to wear an ankle monitor, stay away from her husband and seek psychiatric treatment within a day of release. She must also surrender any firearms and ammunition she may own... The arrest of his wife is the first high-profile crisis he's had to deal with since becoming chief...
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-709adderley,0,2089402.story

WIFE FIRES GUN AT FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE CHIEF
Despite the shooting, Fort Lauderdale Chief Frank Adderley urged leniency for his wife, who is now free on bond.
Miami Herald
By Adam H. Beasley abeasley@MiamiHerald.com,
Jennifer Lebovich and Todd Wright
Jul. 10, 2008
...At a rare late-afternoon bond hearing Wednesday, attorneys presented a letter from Frank Adderley stating he did not want his wife to be punished... Adderley's plea for mercy came less than 24 hours after his wife chased him out of their Plantation home, gun blazing, amid a disagreement... It wasn't clear if the chief was fired at with his own service weapon. The Adderleys, who were married in Broward County in 1991, have a teenage son. The police report says a third family member was home during the gunfire but doesn't say if it was their son... Chief Adderley "does not want this to go to a public jury trial" and has made his wishes known to prosecutors... The son will live with relatives... [Full article here]

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