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Thursday, July 17, 2008

[WV] Officer Rader innocent of wife's bruises until proven guilty

...Amy Rader later told a West Virginia State Trooper that she and her husband got into a verbal argument... that he became physical and "slapped her in the head approximately twenty times and used his finger to push her in the upper chest." The complaint says several bruises observed by the nurse and trooper looked to be consistent with a finger being pushed into somebody. George Rader then spoke with the trooper, according to the complaint. He admitted that he and his wife got into an argument and he "did in fact push the victim with his finger"...

EXCERPT FROM THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST POLICE OFFICER GEORGE RADAR:

...UPON ARRIVAL THE UNDERSIGNED OFFICER SPOKE WITH THE ON CALL DOCTOR WHO ADVISED THAT THE VICTIM AMY RADER DISCLOSED TO HIM THAT HER INJURIES WERE FROM A DOMESTIC THAT OCCURRED LAST WEEK. THE DOCTOR FURTHER ADVISED THAT SHE WAS COMPLAINING OF HEAD ACHES AND PAIN IN HER UPPER CHEST AND LEFT ARM. THE DOCTOR ADVISED THAT SHE HAD SEVERAL BRUISES ON HER UPPER CHEST AND LEFT ARM. THE UNDERSIGNED OFFICER SPOKE WITH TWO REGISTERED NURSES WHO ADVISED THE SAME AS THE DOCTOR. THE UNDERSIGNED OFFICER THEN SPOKE WITH THE VICTIM WHO ADVISED THAT SHE AND HER HUSBAND GOT INTO A VERBAL ARGUMENT OVER SHOWING FAVORITISM TO THE CHILDREN. SHE FURTHER ADVISED THAT THE ARGUMENT THEN BECAME PHYSICAL AND THAT HER HUSBAND SLAPPED HER IN THE HEAD APPROXIMATELY TWENTY TIMES AND USED HIS FINGER TO PUSH HER IN THE UPPER CHEST. UPON EXAMINATION OF THE PHOTOS TAKEN BY THE REGISTERED NURSE THE UNDERSIGNED OFFICER SAW SEVERAL BRUISES ON THE VICTIM'S UPPER CHEST AND LEFT ARM WHICH LOOKED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH A FINGER BEING PUSHED INTO SOMEBODY...*

Dunbar Officer Charged with Domestic Battery
WSAZ.COM
Mike Waterhouse mike.waterhouse@wsaz.com
Jul 15, 2008, Updated Jul 16, 2008
A Dunbar Police officer is on paid administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with domestic battery on his wife Sunday. Chief Earl Whittington tells WSAZ.com that Corporal George Rader will be on leave pending both criminal and internal investigations. According to the criminal complaint, Amy Rader told a doctor at St. Francis Hospital that she had head aches and pain in her upper chest and left arm. Amy Rader later told a West Virginia State Trooper that she and her husband got into a verbal argument over showing favoritism to their children, stating that he became physical and "slapped her in the head approximately twenty times and used his finger to push her in the upper chest." The complaint says several bruises observed by the nurse and trooper looked to be consistent with a finger being pushed into somebody. George Rader then spoke with the trooper, according to the complaint. He admitted that he and his wife got into an argument and he "did in fact push the victim with his finger"... Magistrate Ward Harshbarger gave Rader a person recognizance bond, meaning he didn't have to post any money up front -- and it's believed he'll show up to the court hearing... [Full article here]

Dunbar officer charged with battery
Daily Mail - Charleston, WV
Wednesday July 16, 2008
...Rader also said he did not slap the woman at any point during the incident, according to the complaint. Rader was arraigned on Sunday in front of Kanawha County Magistrate Ward Harshbarger, who released him on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond. Dunbar Police Chief Earl Whittington said Rader was placed on administrative leave Sunday, pending the outcome of the criminal investigation and an internal investigation of the matter. "We're going to deal with this as professionally as we can," he said. "Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and we need to get to the facts." [Full article here]

*I did a little spell correcting on the criminal complaint

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 21, 2008

    From Comments on "Dunbar officer charged with battery"
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    CLOSE FRIEND (12:35am 07-17-2008)
    I'm not sure what 'Praying' meant by saying 'she needs help and I pray that she will tell the truch of what happened', and to "Where's the Proof' let me say that she was NOT hit in the face, but the complaint says she was hit in the 'head'. The doctor that examined her, and did a CAT scan, determined that she had been injured and then he called the police. This needs to be settled privately, but since it made the news people also need to know the truth. This couple wants to save their marriage, which is their business. I hope they are able to work out the issues and get on with their lives together, since that is what they want. She is not a liar and he has never been known to be abusive but strange things do happen. Let them settle this privately without people condeming either of them. As for her 'getting the help she needs', I believe that ball has already started rolling. If he loses his job it will not be because of what 'she did', but because of what 'he did

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