- [MA] STILL ON THE JOB - Officer Santos, who CHOKED girlfriend! - Four months after internal investigations began into allegations that he choked a woman outside a downtown nightclub, Police Officer Edson Santos is wearing a uniform and responding to calls... witnesses, including at least two police officers, reported they saw him choking his girlfriend...
- [MA] After 6 months Officer Santos finally charged for choking girlfriend - A city police officer is being criminally charged with assault and battery after allegations he choked a woman and shoved another officer outside a downtown nightclub in March...
- [MA] Officer Santos' job - ...Edson Santos is expected to be stripped of his badge for a violent confrontation outside a New Bedford Bar that involved Santos, his girlfriend, and a fellow officer...
By Brian Fraga firstname.lastname@example.org
September 05, 2009 12:00 AM
[Excerpts] A former New Bedford police officer charged last year with assault and battery in an incident outside a downtown nightclub will have the case against him dismissed as long as he stays out of trouble for the next year. Edson Santos, 26, had his case continued without a finding for a year after a hearing this week in Taunton District Court. Judge Daniel O'Shea accepted Santos' request for a continuance plea because of the nature of the alleged offense and his lack of a prior criminal record. Prosecutors had sought a one-year probation and a guilty plea to assault and battery on a police officer. Santos allegedly shoved a police officer who responded to a disturbance at Bar 908 in New Bedford... Several witnesses, including at least two police officers, also reported they saw Santos choking his girlfriend outside the nightclub. A security guard and police tried to break up the altercation, after which Santos reportedly fled the scene. A domestic-related assault and battery charge was dismissed against Santos because his girlfriend refused to testify... Gregg Miliote, spokesman for the district attorney, said prosecutors argued that Santos should have been found guilty of assault and battery since he was a police officer at the time of the incident... "Certainly we're grateful the court acknowledged the general good character of Mr. Santos and gave him that benefit of the continuance," [Santos' lawyer, Robert] Galibois said... The New Bedford Police Department fired Santos in March... [Full article here]
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