Sunday, April 12, 2009
[OK] Sheriff Cantley stands by Investigator Smallwood despite Mrs. Smallwood's broken rib
It's all about the brass, the leaders - not the individual offenders. A cop can't make his department look bad. How the department responds to the incidents is what determines the professionalism of the entire agency.
Most police wives think that they are a part of the police family - until something, anything, goes wrong.
INVESTIGATOR MAINTAINS INNOCENCE
Pryor Daily Times
April 11, 2009
A sheriff’s office investigator maintains he’s innocent of domestic assault allegations made against him recently. An investigation is underway into allegations that Mayes County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Charles Smallwood injured his wife on March 28. Smallwood is being accused by his wife, Julie Smallwood, of kicking her, resulting in a broken rib. Smallwood denies the accusations, and Sheriff Frank Cantey said he’s standing behind his investigator. “She says that it happened, and he says that it didn’t... We’re not doing the investigation and we’re not trying to influence the investigation... Charles is cooperating... [The accusations] have no effect on him whatsoever... [unless] something in this investigation leads me to believe that he did what she’s accusing him of doing”... [Full article here]
The district attorney's office is investigating. I would guess that they refer to Investigator Smallwood as
Different finger, but likely the same hand.
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