Custom Search

Sunday, August 10, 2008

[MI] After brutal dv assault, fired Detective Essad seems to be on his way back

...Julie Essad said he repeatedly pulled her hair and banged her head against the driver's side window. She said she pulled into a parking lot, where David Essad continued to scream and bit her ear. David Essad, she said, then brandished his gun and made threats to kill her...

Previous entries:Fired Shelby cop pleads guilty to misdemeanors
Journal Register News Service
By Shaun Byron
August 8, 2008
[Excerpts] A former Shelby Township police officer could face jail time after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated domestic violence and admitting assaulting his wife. David Essad, 34, appeared Tuesday morning before Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Shalina Kumar on charges that he beat his wife, Julie Essad, and threatened to kill her while holding a gun last April. She has since filed for divorce. David Essad had been charged with felonious assault with a gun, a 4-year felony, and aggravated domestic violence, a 1-year misdemeanor. The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office made an agreement with his attorney, Jerome Sabbota, to amend the charges in exchange for a plea. The prosecutor's office and Kumar also had received a letter from Julie Essad, stating David Essad had been complying with court-ordered treatment for alcohol abuse and has remained sober. Kumar also granted requests to lift a no-contact order and cancel the tether, which were all part of his bond requirements. David Essad will return before Kumar to be sentenced Sept. 9. Essad has been fired from his job as a Shelby Township police officer. He has filed a grievance over the discharge and the issue is headed to arbitration. In May, Julie Essad testified at a preliminary exam in 52-3 District Court that she and her husband had been at Gus O'Connor's in Rochester on April 11 to celebrate her birthday. She told the court that David Essad drank heavily, became upset because she spoke to an ex-boyfriend, and began yelling and swearing at her in the car as she drove them home. Julie Essad said he repeatedly pulled her hair and banged her head against the driver's side window. She said she pulled into a parking lot, where David Essad continued to scream and bit her ear. David Essad, she said, then brandished his gun and made threats to kill her. Sabbota said if his client continues to abide by the court's requirements, he will be allowed to continue working as an officer because the felony charge was dropped. David Essad, he said, is looking forward to settling the issue and continuing with his life. [Full article here

1 comment:

  1. David Essad beats his wife - Topix
    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/utica-mi/TLGO7J43KR5LVOIOA/p9#lastPost

    ReplyDelete

Please post updates or email them to behindthebluewall@gmail.com. No cop-hating or victim-hating comments allowed. Word verification had to be added due to spam attacks on this blog.