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Friday, April 24, 2009

[TX] Officer Gueda free and clear after shaking charges of hurting his wife and stopping her from calling 911

IT WAS NOT THE FIRST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL FROM OFFICER GUEDA'S HOME. THIS TIME HE BROKE THE CELL PHONE THAT HIS WIFE WAS CRYING INTO FOR HELP FROM 911 WHILE THE CALL WAS STILL CONNECTED. DISPATCHERS COULD HEAR HER CRYING AND HIM YELLING AT HER IN THE BACKGROUND... "THEN THE PHONE WENT DEAD." THE ASSAULT-CAUSING-BODILY-INJURY CHARGE WAS DROPPED, THEN HE WAS ACQUITTED OF PREVENTING HIS WIFE FROM CALLING FOR HELP, AND THEN HE WAS ALLOWED TO RESIGN. HOW NICE. BUT WHERE IS THE REPORTER THAT COVERS THE WIFE - WHO ASKS WHAT SHE THINKS, WHO CARES IF SHE'S SAFE, WHO DOESN'T FOCUS ONLY ON THE (ALLEGED) PERPETRATOR AND HIS COP JOB, BUT ALSO ON THE VICTIM - HER LIFE, HER FEAR, HER JUSTICE?

ARTICLE EXCERPTS FROM SEPTEMBER 2008 AND THIS MONTH:

SHERMAN POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED
KXII
Emi FitzGerald emi.fitzgerald@kxii.com
Posted: 5:30 PM Sep 3, 2008
Last Updated: 6:24 PM Sep 3, 2008
A Sherman police officer turned himself in to his own co-workers earlier this week. Weeks of investigation led up to the law enforcer's arrest. Sherman police say they received a 9-1-1 call August 15. They could hear a woman crying in the background, and a man yelling. They recognized his voice as one of their own. Freddie Guedea turned himself into police Tuesday charged with interfering with an emergency call. Police say Guedea broke the cell phone while the line was still connected to police... Police say this was not the first domestic disturbance call from Guedea's residence... He has been placed on administrative leave during the internal investigation. [Full article here]

VETERAN SHERMAN POLICE OFFICER CHARGED
Deeda Payton, KTEN News
Sep 3, 2008 04:30 PM CDT
A Sherman peace officer turns himself in to the police department. The seven-year veteran is accused of interfering with an emergency call, a call investigators say his wife was making... Tuesday, a warrant was issued for Federico Guedea. The 42 year-old turned himself in... He posted a $1,500 bond and was released the same day. On August 15th, Sherman Police say that dispatchers got a 911 call from a cell phone... a woman was heard crying and a male voice yelling... then the phone went dead. Sergeant Dawsey explains how police responded. "A 911 call was received. It was an open line and officers could hear voices over the phone that they recognized as Michelle and Freddy Guedea... I am also told they do have a small child. It is unknown whether the child was in the home at the time of the incident... [Full article here]

SHERMAN POLICE OFFICER ACQUITTED OF EMERGENCY CALL INTERFERENCE
Herald Democrat
By Jerrie Whiteley
Thursday, April 02, 2009 2:04 PM
SHERMAN -- Jurors in Grayson County Court-at-Law 2 acquitted former Sherman police officer Freddy Guedea, 42, Wednesday of charges that he interfered with an emergency phone call during a domestic dispute. Guedea was also originally also charged with one count of assault, but grand jurors refused to indict Guedea and the Grayson County Attorney's Office dropped the charge. The charges that led Guedea to court as a defendant started in August when dispatchers received a 911 call from Guedea's home. A police report said an adult victim called 911 crying and the dispatcher on duty reported hearing a voice in the background yelling and shouting at the caller. The report said Guedea and the caller had struggled back and forth for control of a set of car keys and a cell phone. The caller said she pretended to put down the phone, but instead called 911 and put the phone on the clothes dryer. While the argument continued, the caller yelled the address toward the phone. John Hunter Smith, Guedea's attorney, said his client is "extremely happy with the jury's verdict." Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown was less thrilled with the decision. "We were surprised by the verdict. It was certainly clear to me that Mr. Guedea interfered with her ability to continue the call with 911," Brown said when asked to comment on the jury's decision. "He intentionally broke the phone, and there is no doubt in my mind that he knew she was calling 911. I can only guess that the jury felt he did not know she was making an emergency call, or that they just did not want to ruin his career"... Hunter Smith said Guedea was fired from the SPD after the charges were filed and he is looking forward to appealing that decision and getting his job back. Hunter Smith said Guedea filed notice that he planned to appeal his firing in November... Hunter Smith said the "system worked" in this case... [Full article here]

SUSPENDED SHERMAN POLICE OFFICER RESIGNS
Herald Democrat
By Mary Jane Farmer
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:03 PM
SHERMAN -- After several months on suspension from his duties as a Sherman police officer, Freddy Guedea resigned days before he was scheduled to go through arbitration procedures that could have led to his reinstatement... Guedea was scheduled to go into arbitration on Friday, but his attorney John Hunter Smith said Guedea elected instead to resign... Smith said Guedea holds no ill will toward the Sherman Police Department, and made the decision to resign in the interest of getting on with his future and letting the police department move on too. Guedea was placed on suspension in August 2008, following an oral altercation between him and another person which led to two Class A misdemeanor charges of interference with emergency call and assault causing bodily injury. The Grayson County Grand Jury declined to indict Guedea on the assault charge and a jury acquitted him of interference... He holds an Intermediate Peace Officer certification. [Full article here]
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2 comments:

  1. Apparently whoever listed this on this site has no idea who either Freddie or Michelle are. He has always been a good cop, and this incident was NOT as it's listed here.
    He was found not guilty for a reason. The right thing to do would be to let this lie where it deserves. A domestic DISAGREEMENT that was overreacted upon.
    I can't say anything about what I know about the situation since it would be considered "victim hating", but, those of us in this area who know her, and the type of person she is, realize that this was completely blown out of proportion on her part.
    Sherman lost one of the best officers we've ever had, the day that he resigned.
    BTW, they are still married. Scared huh?

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    1. Very well said! I agree and today he was bashed and this was all over fb as his daughter not just because im his daughter but i personally know what happened and i know her! Media is corrupt and will say anything!
      God bless

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