- [CA] Trial to start for Detective Perez's 2007 cop-on-cop armed standoff /domestic battery - ...Police have said that Robert Perez used a firearm to keep his then-girlfriend, Denise Shadinger, also an Oxnard police officer, from leaving. The charges against him include assault with a firearm, false imprisonment by violence, three counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, battery, resisting arrest and domestic violence...
- [CA] Cop-on-cop Perez trial - Assault with firearm, false imprisonment, battery...- ...He is accused of barricading himself in the residence with a handgun, gas mask, bulletproof vest and an assault rifle after Ventura police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the home... He is charged with assault with a firearm, false imprisonment by violence, three counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, battery and resisting arrest...
Sentencing next for '07 armed standoff
Ventura County Star, CA
By Rachel McGrath
August 6, 2008
Former Oxnard police officer Robert Perez Jr. was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday of threatening his former live-in girlfriend with a gun and causing her bodily injury during a domestic disturbance last year that resulted in an armed standoff with Ventura police. Perez, who had been free on bail, was taken into custody after the verdicts were announced in Ventura County Superior Court. He will remain in jail until sentencing, which is scheduled for Sept. 3. He faces a maximum of 12 years in state prison, prosecutors said. The jury found Perez guilty of five felony counts, including one count of assault with a firearm, three counts of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and one count of causing bodily harm to a spouse or co-habitant. He was also convicted of a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. The jury found him not guilty on one misdemeanor count of battery. A charge of false imprisonment by violence was dismissed. "It's never a good situation when a police officer is charged with a crime, but it does show that the law applies equally to everyone," prosecutor Andrea Tischler said in an interview after the verdicts were announced. Perez, 35, had denied that he assaulted his former girlfriend, Oxnard police officer Denise Shadinger, or refused to let her leave the couple's Ventura house after an argument last year... They had planned to ride motorcycles with a group of other riders, but Shadinger said she refused to go riding. The arguing escalated and Shadinger told Perez she was moving out. She testified that at one point Perez refused to let her leave and he became so upset with her for calling 911 that he stood over her and pointed a gun at her head... [Full article here]