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[IN] Officer Paciorkowski's felony domestic battery reduced to misdemeanor

...There were reportedly five children inside the home at the time...

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June 25, 2008 - [IN] Police Cpl. Paciorkowski - FELONY domestic BATTERY & INTERFERENCE charges

Feb 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM EST
[Excerpts] An Elkhart police officer will resign from the department as part of a plea agreement after he pled guilty this week to a lesser charge of battery, according to court records. Christopher A. Paciorkowski, 40, pled guilty in Elkhart Superior Court 1 to Class A misdemeanor battery, stemming from a June 25 altercation with a woman. Paciorkowski will be sentenced on March 9. A charge of Class D felony domestic battery was reduced to a misdemeanor, while a charge of interference with reporting a crime, a Class A misdemeanor, was dropped in exchange for the guilty plea... The argument turned physical when Paciorkowski allegedly grabbed her in a “rear bear hug and pinned her on her left side” in an attempt to retrieve her phone... The woman, who reportedly threw an engagement ring and watch at the officer, reported pain and discomfort and had red marks on her arm, said county police spokesman Trevor Wendzonka, although it is unclear whether she went to the hospital... There were reportedly five children inside the home at the time... [Full article here]

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