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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

[FL] The wife of PBSO Sheriff's Deputy Marcel Dossantos dared to change the tv channel without his approval

...The wife reported that when he fled the house she heard a shot fired from the rear of the home...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
By Jerome Burdi
BOYNTON BEACH - A Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Monday night on simple domestic battery and assault charges for allegedly bending back his wife's fingers to grab a cell phone, Boynton Beach police said. Deputy Marcel Dossantos, 39, of Boynton Beach, who patrols west of Delray Beach, was put on administrative leave with pay after the arrest. According to his arrest report: Dossantos and his wife were watching a Civil War documentary when she changed the channel, angering her husband. Dossantos' wife told police her husband had been drinking. There was an argument and she grabbed her cell phone and said she'd call police. The deputy grabbed the cell phone from her hand, prying back her fingers. He then yelled in her face and made a motion as if he was going to strike her. His wife ran from the house and called police. Deputy Dossantos, hired by the Sheriff's Office in January 2007, was found walking in the 7000 block of Thompson Road where he was arrested. He was armed with his Glock and two full magazines, police said. [LINK]

Reported by: WPTV staff
Last Update: 9/8/2009 1:46 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, FL. -- PBSO deputy Marcel Dossantos appeared before a judge this morning. Dossantos was arrested after his wife reported an altercation. The arrest report states that there was a physical confrontation between the deputy and his wife. The wife reported that when he fled the house she heard a shot fired from the rear of the home. The Boynton Beach Police responded and Dossantos was arrested without incident. [LINK]
[police officer involved domestic violence law enforcement florida scary]


  1. i can tell you that officer dossantos is best friends with officer bancuhi who i had to call the police on, and then call his captain..officer banuchi was harrassing me for several months because my son dated his girfriend and he was jealous..he rode his bike to my house with his gun strapped onto his back to intimidate me...why is this guy still a cop? he clearly broke the law!!! and as far as his buddy dossantos goes..i do believe he is a danger to society..they both are!!

  2. I got threats from the personal email address of a PBSO Sheriff's Deputy, and Tacoma Police, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, and the FBI all have a report number on it - but no charges. I learned that it's okay. Because of the nature of this blog I wasn't surprised.

    I'm pretty sure that Palm Beach deputies being accused of crimes show up more in my searches of the news than any other department in the country. They are various crimes, so I only post the domestic violence here - but something is very wrong down there.

  3. Marcel dos santos (dossantos) has done it again. Less 4 1/2 after being arrested for domestic abuse on his wife and found intoxicated and caring his police issued weapon walk around his complex, Marcel abused his new Girl friend who also works at the sheriffs office. They put this guy back on the road and within a month was battering his girl friend a fellow pbso employee. Marcel has not been arrested, and the sherrifs office is treating it as non criminal after commited battery and dating abuse. Sounds like they are sweeping it under the rug and protecting a serial domestic abuser. Way to go Pbso.
    who knows the story may be on the local news so the public knows about this.

  4. the local news has no word about it

    has it been on the news? is there an actual report filed?

    it is time for people to speak out about this growin problem

  5. it appears nothing will happen and he will get away with it

  6. "I am Caryn Dossantos. I am chronicling my life in going through a divorce from my husband Marcel Dossantos, a deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and my experiences with domestic abuse."

  7. Does anyone know if he is still a deputy with the palm beach sheriffs

  8. I heard that he is.

  9. AnonymousMay 09, 2010

    I just read that he is back on the road. There are good men and women out there who need employment and a serial abuser is given a free pass. Will we be reading here one day about some lady he kills?

  10. AnonymousMay 11, 2010

    Is all we do post in the internet? Is there any way a petition or calls or something about this deputy can be done? The female he abused is STILL ON UNPAID LEAVE.

  11. AnonymousMay 19, 2010

    There are online petition sites. Why don't you start one and perhaps we can get others to help spread the word. There are plenty of groups concerned about domestic violence that might give it some exposure.

  12. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    It appears that no one really wants to do a thing. There are two women out there abused by this guy that I am sure would appreciate it if someone with power took up their cause.

  13. I am sad that it seems no one cares. This just continues. Where is the outrage? Compassion?

  14. AnonymousJune 23, 2010

    The second female is still on leave without pay. PBSO is acting like it is her fault she was abused. He has been back on the road with absolutely no repercussions.

    Come election time, I hope someone who is looking for a change in PBSO talks to these two women. I am not sure about the girlfriend, but the wife has a blog with contact information.

  15. AnonymousJune 27, 2012

    As of last year (2011) july, he was and sadly was still a menace. I won't go into the story now, but he is a short guy with a complex and should not have any power over anyone ever. I have not seen him in delray since last year (since my encounter with him) and every deputy I spoke with disliked him. I am still considering a wrongfull arrest suit, so if P.B.S.O. is smart, they would have terminated him (lierally or figureativly).

  16. I was in the hospital. I just approved a comment and it's not showing up here yet.(?) I hope it shows up. If it dosn't, plase resend.


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