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Thursday, July 3, 2008

[MI] Detective Essad fired. Beating Julie tarnished department.


..."Your conduct on April 11, 2008 violates state law and department guidelines... Your behavior also tarnishes the police department's mission to serve and protect the citizens of Shelby Township"...

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SHELBY POLICE OFICER ACCUSED OF BEATING WIFE LOSES HIS JOB
The Oakland Press
Frank DeFrank
July 2nd, 2008, Page A 10
A Shelby Township police officer awaiting trial for beating his wife has been fired. David Essad, 34, was notified recently by township police Chief Robert Leman that his arrest in Oakland County on charges of felonious asssault and domestic violence will cost Essad his job. "Your conduct on April 11, 2008 violates state law and department guidelines," Lemon wrote in a memo dated June 26, 2008. "Your behavior also tarnishes the police department's mission to serve and protect the citizens of Shelby Township." Essad, an 8-year veteran of the Shelby Township Police Department, is awaiting trial in Oakland County Circuit Court. He's due back in court July 15 for a pre-trial conerence. Jerome Sabbota, who represents Essad on the criminal charges, said the case "could be resolved" on that date. Asked if that meant a plea bargain, Sabota replied, "Could be." Sabbota also said he expects the officer's union will appeal Leman's decision. "I think it (the discharge) is jumping the gun," Sabbota said. (Essad) is still in court. The case could be resolved in his favor." Essad is accused of beating his wife, Julie, as the two drove home from a night celebrating Julie's birthday. He also is accused of threatening his wife with a gun. Oakland County deputies found the couple in a parking lot on Rochester Road, near Tienken Road about 12:30 a.m. April 12. Julie Essad was inside the vehicle, suffering from a broken nose and other injuries, police said. The Shelby Township officer who was intoxicated, was lying on the ground near the car. In his memo to Daid Essad, Leman cited the "violent and criminal nature" of Essad's actions and wrote, "I find no mitigating factors to warrant against my decision to terminate your employment." Essad is entitled to appeal Leman's decision, either to the police and fire Civil Service Commission or through binding arbitration.

1 comment:

  1. BLOG: Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence

    OFFICER DAVID ESSAD, SHELBY TOWNSHIP PD
    http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/04/officer-david-essad-shelby-township-pd.html

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