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Friday, July 24, 2009

[VA] Despite visible injuries on her detective husband, Police Sgt Bernadette Schraudt found not guilty of assault

Cop-on-cop domestic violence
...officers responding to the couple's home for a domestic altercation call said her husband had scratches on his head, chest and arms. Schraudt's husband, also a Newport News police officer, testified at the hearing last week that there was only one scratch...

From the last post:
[VA] Sgt. Bernadette Schraudt arrested for domestic assault of her husband - ...Officers wrote that Sgt. Bernadette Schraudt, 42, declined to say what happened and was "argumentative." Her husband, a city homicide detective, said he never wanted police involved... "She is a good person, a good worker and a good mom... She is having some hard problems at home, and I think they just pushed her over the edge"... Officers sent to the Schraudts' home Monday morning rang the doorbell several times without answer, the report shows. Finally, according to an officer's notes, "Mr. Schraudt came to the door. He had no shirt on. I noticed multiple scratches and scrapes on his left shoulder and upper back... Adrien Schraudt said the couple was "preparing to separate"...

POLICE OFFICER FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ASSAULT AGAINST HUSBAND
Daily Press, Newport News
By Peter Dujardin
July 21, 2009
A Newport News police officer was found not guilty last week of misdemeanor assault against her husband. Bernadette Schraudt, 42, was charged with assault and battery March 16... Schraudt was charged after officers responding to the couple's home for a domestic altercation call said her husband had scratches on his head, chest and arms. Schraudt's husband, also a Newport News police officer, testified at the hearing last week that there was only one scratch — and it was accidental as his wife tried to prevent him from driving away... Schraudt's employment with the police department was unclear Tuesday. She is no longer on the city's payroll, after having been recommended for termination by Police Chief James Fox, [Schraudt's attorney Robert] Lawrence said. But she is fighting that decision through a grievance procedure, "and we expect to prevail"... [Full article here]
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