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Saturday, August 15, 2009

[WA] FREE TO ROAM: Tacoma's Police Officer Joseph - accused of assaulting wife & threatening a copy-cat murder-suicide - is free on bail!

A Tacoma police officer accused of pointing a gun at his wife’s head and threatening to kill her and one of his colleagues pleaded not guilty Friday to two felonies. Aaron James Joseph, 27, was allowed to remain free on the $15,000 bail he posted... “It will be like Braim (sic). I will do you and then me,” she wrote in her petition. A Superior Court commissioner granted her a temporary protection order based on her statements. Tacoma police chief David Brame fatally shot his wife, Crystal, then himself...

TACOMA OFFICER ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
KOMO
Story Updated: Aug 14, 2009 at 4:22 PM PDT
[Excerpts] A nearly three-year veteran of the Tacoma Police Department has been arrested for investigation of domestic violence. Investigators say Aaron Joseph assaulted his wife in early August and also made threats toward another Tacoma Police officer. When the department was notified, Joseph was placed on emergency suspension and Puyallup Police were called to conduct an independent investigation. Puyallup officers arrested Joseph on Thursday without incident... Tacoma police say the investigation continues and will not release any further details at this time. [Full article here]

TACOMA POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING HIS WIFE, MAKING THREATS
News Tribune's Lights & Sirens
Posted By ADAM LYNN
August 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm
A 27-year-old Tacoma police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to assaulting his wife and threatening a fellow police officer... Patrol officer Aaron Joseph was allowed to remain free on the $15,000 bail he posted following his arrest Thursday evening. He is charged with second-degree assault with a firearm and felony harassment and is scheduled to appear in court again for a hearing Sept. 1. Joseph has been placed on administrative leave and his department-issued equipment confiscated... Puyallup police are handling the criminal investigation, and Tacoma police are conducting an internal investigation as well... [Full article here]

TACOMA COP ACCUSED OF THREATENING WIFE
The News Tribune
Adam Lynn
Published: 08/14/09 6:48 pm
Updated: 08/14/09 9:54 pm
[Excerpts] ...Aaron James Joseph, 27, was allowed to remain free on the $15,000 bail he posted following his arrest Thursday by Puyallup police. Joseph is charged with second-degree assault and felony harassment. The Tacoma Police Department put Joseph on paid administrative leave Aug. 5 after learning that he reportedly had committed an act of domestic violence against his wife and also had threatened a fellow officer... Puyallup police Lt. Dave McDonald said Friday his department established probable cause to arrest Joseph and took him into custody Thursday without incident. “We got to a point where we needed to arrest him for the safety of all involved,” McDonald said. Joseph’s wife has accused her husband of pointing a gun at her and threatening to kill her on June 16 during “an argument surrounding her alleged infidelity,” Puyallup police said in a news release. McDonald said Joseph later threatened to kill the Tacoma police officer he suspects was having an affair with his wife. Joseph’s wife, Lindsey Joseph, sought a protection order against her husband on Tuesday. In it, she accuses him of putting a gun to her head “for no more than 5 seconds” and of threatening to kill her and then himself. Her husband allegedly told her, “It will be like Braim (sic). I will do you and then me,” she wrote in her petition. A Superior Court commissioner granted her a temporary protection order based on her statements. Tacoma police chief David Brame fatally shot his wife, Crystal, then himself in 2003. Joseph is expected to hire an attorney and return to court Sept. 1 for a pre-trial hearing. [Full article here

OFFICER FACES FELONY CHARGES
Not guilty plea: Accused of pointing gun at wife, threatening to kill her and a Tacoma police colleague
The News Tribune
Adam Lynn
Published: 08/15/09 12:05 am
A Tacoma police officer accused of pointing a gun at his wife’s head and threatening to kill her and one of his colleagues pleaded not guilty Friday to two felonies. Aaron James Joseph, 27, was allowed to remain free on the $15,000 bail he posted following his arrest Thursday by Puyallup police... Joseph is expected to hire an attorney and return to court Sept. 1 for a pretrial hearing. [Full article here]
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  4. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/cougars/2002239824_coug13.html

    Do brain injuries play a part in violent behaivior?

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  12. I have not said he is guilty or innocent. I have not said she is telling the truth or not. I am saying the logic of saying that she was cheating as if that is some socially agreed-upon excuse for the accused crime

    is twisted and

    stupid.

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  13. Like stupid on steroids with a little dick.
    You git 'em Cloud!

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  19. AnonymousJune 27, 2010

    I also know this couple extremely well, what the news never mentioned was that the allegations from Lindsay were made over three months after the apparent "assault" took place, and they were only made after she was caught cheating on him for the third time. This whole thing is made up and never took place, Lindsay is a know liar and cheat, she is obviously dragging Aaron through the mud to cover the fact she cant follow her wedding vow's. The news also never mentioned that his ex work partner she was sleeping with and her have made three conflicting statements about what happened.

    Aaron is a great person and great police officer who shares the same view as me on domestic violence, it has no place in our society!

    Please dont pass judgement until you have the facts!

    before

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  20. Considering I got more comments trashing her all on the same day (today) it appears like an over-zealous effort. If you have evidence present it. Lots of trash talkin' goin' on with nothing to back it up. I don't see any reason to post the other comments. It's bs unless you identify yourself and produce something to back up your condemnations.

    Everybody claims to know them both very well? Hmm.

    This isn't the kind of situation to guess about - to say "I think" she did this or that.

    Moreso in officer-involved domestic violence the victims do NOT immediately report incidents, and only when they are questioned about another event does it come out that there has been past domestic issues - so the whole idea that she is lying because she didn't run to a phone when it happened is moot.

    When charges are dropped - again, especially in police domestic violence - it does NOT mean that nothing happened. There are 20 reasons off the top of my head that are common excuses and valid reason for dropping charges.

    If she is lying, is she charged with perjury? And if she were to be charged, should people wait to see what the outcome of THAT is instead of coming on the blog and anonymously saying anything that they want?

    I wasn't there, and unless it's Officer Joseph sending the barrage of comments trying to come through, then you weren't there either. Did he do what he's accused of? Did she?

    If you weren't there - you don't "know."

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  21. Side thought. I've been through divorce and the crazies. Too many of us know how hard it is to handle some things. The rule of thumb though is the law.

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  25. Mr. Behind the Blue Wall have you checked out the latest on where the story went from here? Funny how you are so quiet now..hmm

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  28. moreonitthanyouSeptember 18, 2010

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  29. There's bad juju floatin' around on this one.

    That didn't get dismissed.

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  32. I am a fellow officer and am ashamed that the police rehired Aaron. He has been shown to have an inconsistent temper that he cannot control. He also refused to take a lie detector test that would have proven his innocence. He has gotten in physical fights with other officers, in uniform on the streets of Tacoma. I worry for the citizens of Tacoma and unfortunately for my own safety as I am forced to work along side someone who refused to admit his physiological issues.

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  35. To the officer dismayed by working with whathisname... contact Kris Sherman at the News Tribune as a source. Let's clean it up!!! We still have HOWATSON's issues that were sucked under the rug immediately, and we are set up for more David Brame action if TPD doesn't get it right soon.

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  42. I know that if I was innocent I would agree to take a poly graph- and do whatever, I mean whatever it takes to prove that I did nothing wrong. However he was asked several times by the prosecutor and the internal investiagation to take the test and he resused. The internal investigation ruled that the DV was not substained- so that means they didn't find him guilty or INNOCENT. The internal investigators NEVER questioned her parents or siblings. They also had evidence that AARon had physical fights with other officers prior to this on the streets of Tacoma and ignored it. Many TPD Officers heard Aaron tell the story of how he tried to pull officer thiry (TPD) out of his car and choke him becasue of an argument over an overtime shift. Funny how that never got investigated. How about all the names that were given to TPD of people that he knew that would say that he is a bully and has a temper problem and that Aaron begged them to lie for him- funny how they never called on them for questioning. Or what about mama bear (Aaron's over protectice mother) calling the chief of police every week- threatening to SUE the city if he didn't get re-hired. Lindsey has had to come clean with the mistakes she made in the marriage- however Aaron has to live a lie for the rest of his life- and always blame it on her. And by the way- can we say Vegas.... he wasn't a perfect angel either when his wife wasn't around. He cheated too- but no no she is the whore- and little aaron is Mr.perfect! Get over it "Citizen of Tacoma" or should I say Linda- get over it - leave Lindsey alone and MOVE ON!

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  44. Maybe it only looks like it's over. Maybe people will come forward with information that will make it clear why he didn't want to take the polygraph test.

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  46. You think you know.

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  47. I was at a local bar sitting next to Aaron and his mother and they were passing around a picture of Lindsey and speaking terrible words about her telling other patrons of the bar where she worked. They were also telling people to stop by her work and harass her. Is this how a police officer is allowed act? He was extremely arrogant and also called a friend, a fellow officer to come to the bar and give him a breath test and follow him home in their patrol car cause he had been drinking. I guess all officers are just a band of brothers that are all above the law and feel they can get away with anything.

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  49. CITY OF TACOMA
    and
    TACOMA POLICE UNION LOCAL 6

    DECISION 11064 ( PECB)

    Did the employer commit an unfair labor practice violation by excluding Tacoma Police Officer Aaron Joseph’s first choice of union representative at an investigatory interview?

    The Examiner finds that the employer acted lawfully when it excluded the employee’s first choice union representative due to “special” or “extenuating” circumstances concerning a conflict of interest. The employer properly advised the employee that he needed to select an available, alternate union representative, which he did. Therefore, the employer did not interfere with employee rights nor dominate or assist the union.

    For the full decision, click here.
    http://www.perc.wa.gov/databases/ULP/11064.htm

    By: Guy O. Coss, Examiner
    May 12, 2011

    Case 23180-U-10-5903

    GOC

    http://www.perc.wa.gov/decision/documents/11064.html

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  50. http://www.perc.wa.gov/databases/ulp/11064.htm

    City of Tacoma, Decision 11064 (PECB, 2011)
    STATE OF WASHINGTON
    BEFORE THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION

    TACOMA POLICE UNION LOCAL 6,
    Complainant,
    vs.
    CITY OF TACOMA,
    Respondent.

    CASE 23180-U-10-05903
    DECISION 11064 - PECB
    FINDINGS OF FACT,
    CONCLUSIONS OF LAW,
    AND ORDER

    ...In August 2009, the City of Tacoma received information that Tacoma police officer Aaron Joseph (Joseph) had allegedly threatened to kill his wife, himself, and another City of Tacoma police officer, Steve Storwick (Storwick). On August 7, 2009, the Puyallup Police Department started an independent criminal investigation into the charges. On August 9, 2009, Joseph was formally notified of the Tacoma Police Department’s internal affairs investigation and the Puyallup Police Department criminal investigation.

    The criminal and internal affairs investigations revealed that on July 31, 2009, Joseph made a telephone call to Storwick who was on duty and riding in a patrol car with officer Chris Tracy (Tracy). During this call Joseph accused Storwick of having an affair with his wife and made a threat to kill him. Tracy spent the rest of shift in the patrol car with the threatened officer and they discussed the situation. Because Tracy was in the car during the July 31, 2009 telephone call, both the criminal investigation and the internal affairs investigation identified Tracy as a witness in their respective investigations. On August 18, 2009, the Puyallup Police Department interviewed Tracy concerning the conversation and the alleged threats made by Joseph. By September 2009, the employer had received a copy of the Puyallup Police Department’s criminal investigation, which included a one-page summary of their investigatory interview of Tracy.

    In relation to this incident, the employer notified Joseph to attend an investigatory interview on March 31, 2010. On that morning, Joseph advised the employer that he had selected Tracy as his union representative. Tracy was a member of the union’s executive board but had never served as a Weingarten representative in the past. Joseph’s criminal defense attorney was also present and attending the interview. As of March 31, 2010, the Puyallup Police Department’s criminal investigation was still pending and Tracy remained a witness in that case. Tracy had also been identified as a material witness in the employer’s internal affairs investigation and had not yet been interviewed by the employer’s internal affairs department.

    The employer expressed its concern with Tracy being both Joseph’s union representative as well as a material witness in the investigation at issue. The employer’s position was that Tracy’s presence at Joseph’s investigatory interview was counter to sound investigation techniques and posed a threat to interfere with the fair and impartial investigations of both the criminal and internal affairs investigations. They asserted that Tracy would be influenced by the testimony of Joseph, thereby tainting his testimony as a witness when Tracy would later be interviewed by internal affairs and/or at a potential criminal trial...

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  51. this is all old news, but if someone makes up a lie accusing an officer of wrongdoing. it is proper for the officer to refuse the polygraph. put the liar on the polygraph... thats what i did and my now ex wife failed and no charges were filed against me. it was a nice three weeks of paid time off... allowed time for me to de-stress and reevaluate my priorities on the dept.

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