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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

[ME] Fired Officer Regan's wife wants to stop being a victim - Charges dropped

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...The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Anne Berlind, said she could not proceed to trial without the cooperation of Heidi Regan... "A long, stressful trial would only make matters worse, and complicate my illness... I would like to have a peaceful life"... ...[Fired Officer] Regan has asked Portland City Manager Joseph Gray Jr. to reconsider his termination from the police department. If that request fails, Cunniff said, Regan will file for arbitration...

FROM PREVIOUS ENTRIES:

  • [ME] Officer Regan charged for injuring wife & firing weapon in their home - ...REGAN IS ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIS WIFE LATE MONDAY NIGHT, RESULTING IN INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION... [FACING] CHARGES HE ASSAULTED HIS WIFE AND DISCHARGED A GUN IN THEIR HOUSE...
  • [ME] Demoted-from-detective Officer Regan feels justified for firing gun, assaulting Heidi - WHILE POLICE, COURT SYSTEM, AND THE MEDIA ARE AGAIN CIRCLING AROUND REGAN AS THE STAR OF HIS SHOW - HIS CAREER, HIS CHARGES, & THE OUTLOOK FOR HIS FUTURE, WHO IS ATTENDING TO AND ENCIRCLING HEIDI?... HOW FAR INTO THIS DO WE GO BEFORE THE VICTIM'S SAFETY IS AN ISSUE? BACK IN 2002 OTHER OFFICERS REPORTED THAT REGAN BEAT A HANDCUFFED MAN, AND HE TOLD THE NOW HALF-BLINDED, NOW HALF TOOTHLESS, RAW-MEAT-EXPOSED MAN - "DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS OR NEXT TIME IT WILL BE WORSE." DETECTIVE BRIAN REGAN WAS ACQUITTED, THEN DEMOTED. WHAT WOULD THAT SIGNIFY TO YOU IF YOU WERE HIS WIFE? SEE COMMENTS SECTION FOR EXCERPTS FROM REGAN'S VIOLENT HISTORY AND THE MINOR RESPONSE TO IT. I BELIEVE IT DIRECTLY IMPLICATES THE CHIEF AS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR REGAN'S INFLATED IDEA OF WHAT HE CAN DO AND GET AWAY WITH.
  • [ME] Officer Regan finally fired May 12th. Pleading not guilty to discharging a gun in the house? - ...BRIAN REGAN, 39, WAS INDICTED IN MAY ON CHARGES OF RECKLESS CONDUCT WITH A WEAPON AND CRIMINAL THREATENING WITH A WEAPON, BOTH CLASS C CRIMES, AS WELL AS CRIMINAL THREATENING, ASSAULT AND TWO COUNTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT, ALL CLASS D CRIMES...
This happened last month:

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST PORTLAND COP
Portland Press Herald
By Trevor Maxwell
August 19, 2008
Felony charges against former Portland Police officer Brian Regan were dropped today, because his wife did not want to put herself or her children through the stress of a trial. Regan, 39, was indicted in May on two felony counts of reckless conduct with a gun and criminal threatening with a gun. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of assault, criminal threatening and domestic violence assault. The charges stemmed from three altercations with his wife, Heidi Regan. Brian Regan was fired in May by Portland Police Chief Tim Burton, following an internal police investigation. Regan did plead guilty this morning to one misdemeanor assault charge. But that charge will be dropped in nine months, if Regan obeys the conditions handed down by Justice Robert Crowley at Cumberland County Superior Court. Regan must undergo evaluations for possible substance abuse and mental health problems, and then go through any recommended counseling. He also is not allowed to possess any illegal drugs, and will be subjected to random search and testing. The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Anne Berlind, said she could not proceed to trial without the cooperation of Heidi Regan. Berlind said the Regans are getting divorced, and Heidi Regan intends to move out of the area. Heidi Regan suffers from Bell's palsy, a condition that includes facial paralysis and is exacerbated by stress, Berlind said. The prosecutor read a statement from Heidi Regan at this morning's hearing. "A long, stressful trial would only make matters worse, and complicate my illness," Regan wrote. "I would like to have a peaceful life." Michael Cunniff, Brian Regan's attorney, said his client maintains his innocence, but agreed to the deferred disposition in order to move on with his life. Regan has asked Portland City Manager Joseph Gray Jr. to reconsider his termination from the police department. If that request fails, Cunniff said, Regan will file for arbitration. [LINK]

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