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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

[FL] Officer Jones arrested on felony dv with strangulation & battery

...Jones is charged with felony battery or domestic violence with strangulation and battery and was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail...

BOYNTON BEACH POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED BY HIS OWN DEPARTMENT

Charged With Domestic Violence
MSNBC - WPBF-TV
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009
[Excerpts] BOYNTON BEACH, Fla - Boynton Beach police Officer Thomas Jones was arrested by his own department Saturday morning on charges of domestic violence. This is the second time Jones, 30, has been in trouble with law enforcement... Jones is charged with felony battery or domestic violence with strangulation and battery and was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. He has been suspended with pay... In October 2001 Jones was suspended for three weeks by then Police Chief Marshall Gage after Jones injured a fellow officer in a car crash at 3a.m. while the two were off-duty. An internal investigation concluded Jones should have been arrested after the incident. In this case Jones' blood alcohol level was not taken until 1 1/2 hours after the crash and registered 0.9. Florida law states a person is considered drunk if they have a with blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more. Prosecutors did not file charges citing insufficient evidence... [Full article here]

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