- [MI] Officer Steele faces life for domestic torture and shots fired - ...An off-duty Detroit Police officer was arrested in Canton Township Tuesday for allegedly striking his girlfriend with a baseball bat and firing three rounds from his service revolver... Assistant Prosecutor Scott Ehlfeldt argued for the high cash bond saying [she] is terrified of Steele... The charges against Steele include torture and assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, weapon/firearm discharge in or at a building, and weapons-felony firearm...
- [MI] Media forgetting Officer Steele hit her with a baseball bat too? - A Detroit police officer charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend was suspended Thursday without pay. The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners suspended Gary A. Steele, 42, of Canton. He was charged earlier this month with torture and assault with intent to commit murder...
- [MI] Kim is entitled to walk the earth in no fear of Officer Steele - ...Judge Ronald W. Lowe denied the request to lower Steele's $5 million bond. "Until this shakes out, (Golematis) is entitled to walk the Earth in no fear of him," he said, adding that he fears for the Canton woman's safety because she's the main thing standing between Steele and his freedom... "I don't like the way it ended... I wish them luck and I've moved on. The price we pay for peace... I just walked away from nine years of my life. I really don't have a plan right now, but that's OK because I'm home with my kids"...
- [MI] Terrifying Officer Steele's jury trial will be in December - ...After placing the gun inside her mouth and to her head, Golematis said Steele appeared to "snap" back to reality when she told him that he was hurting her. "He said 'I love you. I just love you so much. I would do anything for us'"... He supposedly hit her left leg with a baseball bat and then began choking her...
By Darrell Clem
June 14, 2009
A suspended Detroit police officer accused of trying to kill his estranged Canton girlfriend pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless use of a firearm. Gary Steele, 42, could face 90 days in jail and fines when he is sentenced June 23 by Wayne County Circuit Judge Ulysses Boykin. Numerous felony charges including torture, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault and felony firearm are expected to be dismissed at sentencing, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Maria Miller said Friday. Steele could have faced penalties ranging up to life in prison if he had gone to trial and been convicted as charged... He was jailed until he posted bond in May, but Boykin had then ordered him to wear a tether... [Full article here]
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Minutes of the Regular Board of Police Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, March 20, 2008
[Excerpts] ...Prior to March 4, 2008, the Complainant stated that during the six months that she had been dating Police Officer Steele, she noticed that he had a violent temper and sudden outbursts of anger, which scared her... Officer Steele re-entered the garage using the keypad, grabbed the bat, and hit the Complainant on her right thigh bringing her to her knees. Officer Steele then picked up the Complainant by her throat, dragged her toward the interior door, and smashed her head through the garage wall. He then choked her and pushed her through the door onto her back. Officer Steele then got on top of her, held her by her throat, and repeatedly pushed her head into the floor. Officer Steele drew his revolver and fired three shots into the floor next to the Complainant's head. He placed the gun to her head and stated, "I will kill you. Do you hear me Kim? I will kill you." Officer Steele then told the Complainant to open her mouth so that he could blow her "fucking brains out"... Members of the Canton Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the Grand Prix. Officer Steele was ordered out of his car and onto the ground. He was placed in custody and escorted to the scout car. A .38 caliber revolver was found in a holster on Officer Steele's right hip. When Officer Steele was asked if he had fired any shots at the house, he responded by saying, "Yes, it was a stupid thing to do." The Canton Police Department recovered the following firearms from the trunk of Officer Steele's vehicle and placed them on hold "Safe Keeping... On March 5, 2008, Lieutenant Lynda Hicks, badge L-12, and Sergeant Diaz Graves, badge S-28, both assigned to the Northwestern District, responded to the Canton Police Department and suspended Officer Steele. On March 5, 2008, Detective Michael Wells, of the Canton Police Department, obtained a seven count felony warrant against Officer Steele charging him with the following:
Count 1. Torture
Count 2. Assault with Intent to Commit Murder
Count 3. Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm less than Murder
Count 4. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
Count 5. Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault)
Count 6. Weapons-Firearms-Discharge in or at a building
Count 7. Weapons-Felony Firearm
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