Custom Search

Friday, December 12, 2008

[OH] Another body-bruised officer's wife recants: Officer Willis cleared by department

...POLICE INVESTIGATORS INTERVIEWED WILLIS’ WIFE, WENDY WILLIS, WHO TOLD THEM THAT SHE HAD BEEN THE AGGRESSOR... “HIS WIFE SAID SHE STRUCK HIM FIRST”...

Previous posts:

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...

November 23, 2008
[OH] Officer Willis cleared of dv for unknown reason - and back to work - A domestic violence charge against an Elyria police officer was dropped... The reasons behind the decision were unclear...

Elyria officer cleared in domestic dispute
The Chronicle-Telegram
Brad Dicken
Dec 11, 2008

ELYRIA — An Elyria police officer arrested on a domestic violence charge that ultimately was dropped by his wife won’t be punished by the department.

Police Chief Mike Medders said Patrolman Scott Willis returned to road patrol duties on Tuesday, the same day the administrative investigation against him showed no wrongdoing.

Medders said police investigators interviewed Willis’ wife, Wendy Willis, who told them that she had been the aggressor in the Sept. 29 incident at the couple’s Chester Township home in Geauga County.

“His wife said she struck him first,” Medders said.

Wendy Willis called police and told officers who arrived at the scene that a verbal argument between her and her husband had turned physical and that Scott Willis had pushed and hit her. An officer observed bruises on her body, and Scott Willis was arrested.

Prosecutors in Chardon Municipal Court ultimately dropped the criminal charge in November, and Willis had to pay $107.64 in court costs, according to court records.

Willis, who joined the department in 1990, had been assigned to desk duty while he was facing the criminal charges and during the administrative investigation.

Contact Brad Dicken at 329-7147 or bdicken@chroniclet.com. [LINK]
[TAGS: POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OIDV TEFLON RECANT]

No comments:

Post a Comment

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.