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Saturday, October 11, 2008

[OH] Officer Scott Willis arrested for domestic violence

...Wendy Willis told officers that Scott Willis had pushed and hit her, and she had visible bruises on her body...

Elyria police officer suspended after arrest
Chronicle-Telegram, OH
October 11, 2008
A veteran Elyria police officer has been suspended with pay following his Sept. 29 arrest for domestic violence. Patrolman Scott Willis, 52, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge in Chardon Municipal Court. Willis, who joined the force in 1990 after four years with the Vermilion police, is accused of pushing and hitting his wife during the altercation at his Chester Township home in Geauga County, Chester Township police Chief Mark Purchase said. Police were called to Willis' home about 7:30 p.m. that night after his wife, Wendy Willis, called police... When officers arrived they found Wendy Willis and a daughter waiting in the driveway. Wendy Willis told officers that Scott Willis had pushed and hit her, and she had visible bruises on her body... Willis will remain on administrative leave from his approximately $50,000-a-year job until the court case is resolved. If convicted, Willis could receive up to six months in jail... Willis has had some complaints against him over the years, mostly from coworkers and supervisors who had problems with his attitude, according to disciplinary records... [Full article here]

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  2. Elyria police officer suspended after arrest
    Chronicle-Telegram, OH
    Brad Dicken
    October 11, 2008

    ELYRIA — A veteran Elyria police officer has been suspended with pay following his Sept. 29 arrest for domestic violence.

    Patrolman Scott Willis, 52, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge in Chardon Municipal Court.

    Willis, who joined the force in 1990 after four years with the Vermilion police, is accused of pushing and hitting his wife during the altercation at his Chester Township home in Geauga County, Chester Township police Chief Mark Purchase said.

    Police were called to Willis’ home about 7:30 p.m. that night after his wife, Wendy Willis, called police, Purchase said.
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    “It was a verbal argument that turned physical,” he said.

    When officers arrived they found Wendy Willis and a daughter waiting in the driveway. Wendy Willis told officers that Scott Willis had pushed and hit her, and she had visible bruises on her body, Purchase said.

    Scott Willis was taken into custody without resistance, Purchase said, adding that his status as a police officer was not mentioned in the report.

    Elyria police Chief Mike Medders said Willis will remain on administrative leave from his approximately $50,000-a-year job until the court case is resolved. If convicted, Willis could receive up to six months in jail.

    Medders declined further comment, and Willis hung up when reached by phone.

    According to Willis’ personnel file, he has had mostly positive reviews during his career with the department, which included a stint as a detective and evidence technician from 2000 through 2006.

    But Willis has had some complaints against him over the years, mostly from coworkers and supervisors who had problems with his attitude, according to disciplinary records.

    Most recently, he was reprimanded for conduct unbecoming an officer during an Aug. 30, 2007, roll call meeting that had to be stopped after Willis grew upset.

    The report on the incident noted that there had been other problems with Willis complaining about job assignments.

    But Willis’ attitude had improved since he was reprimanded, according to his December 2007 performance review.

    Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com.

    Filed by Brad Dicken | The Chronicle-Telegram October 11th, 2008 in BREAKING, Top Stories.

    Comments

    Comment from joesmoe
    October 11, 2008, 3:51 am

    We seen this before!. My prediction is he will get out of this charge when the wife changes her mind and he will get all his pay. It’s like a broken record.

    Comment from spidey
    October 11, 2008, 10:22 am

    or maybe Kim will request him be fired too. Maybe harass this guy like she does the chief.

    Comment from Lovinglife4me
    October 11, 2008, 11:01 am

    Who the heck is Kim???

    Comment from MyLyria
    October 11, 2008, 1:28 pm

    Suspension with pay is a vacation. A vacation for committing a crime. I wish I had that luxury, but even so, I just try not to commit crimes. My tax dollars at work. How disgraceful!

    Comment from alchemist
    October 11, 2008, 5:36 pm

    Wonder if he drives his city vehicle home in Chester Township with gas paid for by the citizens?

    Comment from momof2
    October 11, 2008, 6:10 pm

    If you do not live in lorain county you do not get a city vehicle. If you do not what you are talking about keep your mouths shut…

    Comment from rotorcs
    October 11, 2008, 8:38 pm

    wow momof2 I sense some hostility there. He only asked a question that you answered.

    Comment from Jenn
    October 11, 2008, 8:58 pm

    wow, Lorain county is pretty big. I think that’s the first area that they should cut - if you don’t live in Elyria, you shouldn’t be driving your city vehicle home.

    Comment from vico
    October 12, 2008, 11:17 am

    Officers pay milage on take home vehicles if they live outside the city they work in. People really should take the time to educate themselves before spouting out about things they really don’t know anything about. It’s a shame that everytime a negative story gets published involving cops people just want to bash them. Think about all the good things they also do. A lot of domestic violence cases get plead down or dismissed for a host of reasons. The cops are not the only ones getting deals in court. Should Ford workers or engineers at NASA be the only ones to get deals in court. Think people.

    Comment from crytal07
    October 12, 2008, 3:41 pm

    This is not the first time that there is complaints about this officer. He is just very rude and he lets his power go to his head. Treats you any kind of way due to his badge. Look now karma has come full turn and now he is in the place of the people that he treated bad. The desk duty is where he needs to stay, with a dose of anger management classes. This is not the definition of peace officer.

    http://www.chroniclet.com/2008/10/11/elyria-police-officer-suspended-after-arrest_122/

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