- [IN] Officer Brooks' ominous calls and visit result in no arrest - ...Brooks, who is dating Kumkoski’s ex-wife, took a protective order out against Kumkoski on March 24, but the details of why he took out the order weren’t immediately known late Monday. Kumkoski said Brooks was intoxicated when he came to his home, and banged on his door... Brooks was not arrested or booked...
- [IN] Coddling the good Officer Brooks, or - "To be violent is to be human" - ...Brooks will not be arrested. Anderson City Court Prosecutor Eric Saltzmann said a summons will be sent to his home, citing him... [Defense Atty. Williams] "What helps Linc when it comes to the department is his 10 years of clean conduct. He’s a good guy who’s very well thought of by the department and the community. He’s human...”
- [IN] Regarding Officer Brooks and other sworn arrestees - "...Police officers are public servants, same as the politicians who control their department. Like all of us, they need to lead normal, off-duty lives, and that includes socializing. But they can never forget they are police officers, sworn to uphold the law and not break it."
By Justin Schneider
October 11, 2008
Anderson Police Department Officer Lincoln Brooks is serving a suspension related to a provocation incident in April. APD Det. Mitch Carroll, public information officer, confirmed Friday that Brooks’ suspension had begun in accordance with the Anderson Board of Public Safety... On Sept. 19, Brooks, 43, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and provocation and given a 180-day suspended jail sentence. Prosecutors charged Brooks on July 14 after he tried to goad an Anderson resident [his girlfriend's ex-husband who Brooks has a restraining order against] into a fight on April 7. The incident occurred outside the man’s Home Avenue residence. Brooks’ case was on the agenda for the Oct. 1 meeting of the Board of Public Safety, but no action was taken. Instead, Brooks’ attorney, Bryan Williams of Anderson, was working to reach an agreement with the board on disciplinary action.... [Full article here]
APD officer pleads guilty to charges
By Shawn McGrath
September 24, 2008
[Excerpts] An Anderson police officer has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges, including disorderly conduct and public intoxication, and given a suspended sentence. Officer Lincoln Brooks, 43, Anderson, pleaded guilty Friday to public intoxication and disorderly conduct, both Class B misdemeanors, and provocation, a Class C infraction. During the same hearing, Judge Pro Tempore Geoffrey Yelton, filling in for Anderson City Court Judge Donald Phillippe, gave Brooks a 180-day suspended jail sentence for each misdemeanor. Yelton fined the officer $236 and ordered him to pay $164 in court costs. Brooks, a 10-year department veteran, declined comment Wednesday. He pleaded guilty without an agreement with prosecutors. He had been expected to stand trial Oct. 22. A Class B misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 180 days behind bars and a $1,000 fine... Prosecutors charged Brooks in July for trying to goad Mark A. Kumkoski into fighting him outside Kumkoski’s Home Avenue residence April 7... He admitted to drinking several beers before going to Kumkoski’s home and “admitted that he intended to fight Kumkoski,” according to the affidavit... Assistant Chief Keith Copeland said Brooks remains on desk duty. Copeland said department officials were reviewing the internal investigation... Brooks was given the police department’s Combat Cross Award in February for having faced an armed suspect. Brooks shot to death Cheyenne Miller, 27, in April 2007 after Miller pulled a knife that resembled a gun inside a darkened garage in the 400 block of West 34th Street... Full article here]