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Sunday, October 5, 2008

[CT] OFFICER ALMEIDA TRUSTED TO NOT SHOOT PEOPLE FOR PERSONAL REASONS DURING WORK HOURS

Second-degree threatening is defined as placing another person in fear of imminent personal injury or threatening to commit an act of violence...

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[CT] Ex-girlfriend feels safer if Officer Almeida keeps his job - ...He was charged with first-degree disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening... [M.S.] has relocated to Florida. She told court officials she feels safer if Almeida continues working...

Judge says Brookfield police officer must leave weapon at work
Danbury News Times, CT
Eugene Driscoll edriscoll@newstimes.com
October 3, 2008
BROOKFIELD -- A town police officer arrested in New Milford last week and charged in connection with a domestic violence complaint was scheduled to return to work today. Officer Michael Almeida, 33, was charged Sept. 26 with disorderly conduct and second-degree threatening for dispute at his home with a 27-year-old woman. Almeida appeared Monday in Superior Court in Bantam, where a judge ordered him to surrender his service revolver at the end of each shift while the case is pending. Almeida qualified for a family services program, according to The Register Citizen in Torrington, which could result in the dismissal of all charges provided he adheres to the program's requirements. Almeida, an officer for nine years, has been suspended with pay since his arrest... [Brookfield Police Chief Robin] Montgomery said the internal probe into Almeida's arrest could take until the end of the month. Second-degree threatening is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. It is defined as placing another person in fear of imminent personal injury or threatening to commit an act of violence. Almeida is due in court again Oct. 30... [Full article here]

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