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Saturday, October 24, 2009

[IN] Police Chief Hunter fires new Officer Klaehn the same day domestic assault was reported

...[Warsaw Police Chief Perry] Hunter, who was in contact with Fort Wayne police, told [Warsaw Police Officer Joseph] Klaehn to meet him at the police station Friday night and instructed Klaehn to bring all WPD-issued items such as his weapon and uniform... Klaehn was fired Friday night during a closed door meeting with Police Chief Perry Hunter. Klaehn was arrested early Friday morning at his Fort Wayne home for allegedly slapping his wife several times... According to the police report, Klaehn allegedly made threats and struck his wife in front of their child....

WARSAW POLICE OFFICER FACES FELONY CHARGE AFTER ALLEGED ASSAULT

Indiana News Center
By Scott Sarvay
Oct 23, 2009
[Excerpts] A Warsaw police officer faces a felony charge after allegedly assaulting his wife with their two young children in the house... Klaehn was arrested Friday morning after police say he slapped his wife several times across the face. The domestic battery charge is a felony because the alleged incident took place while the couple's 3-and 5-year old sons were in the home. [Full article here]

WARSAW OFFICER ARRESTED IN DOMESTIC DISPUTE, FIRED
Michael Zennie
The Journal Gazette
October 24, 2009
[Excerpts] A Warsaw police officer is free on bail after Fort Wayne police arrested him early Friday on a charge he hit his wife. Warsaw Police Chief Perry Hunter said he fired Joseph Klaehn, 31, of the 1600 block of Echo Lane in Fort Wayne, after learning of the arrest... A friend of Klaehn’s wife called officers and urged her to file a police report. The couple’s two small children were asleep at the home during the assault, police said... Klaehn joined the Warsaw Police Department in March and was scheduled to go to the police academy in January. He was still a probationary officer, so the department can fire him immediately instead of waiting for public safety board proceedings... Klaehn was formerly an Allen County confinement officer. He was booked into the Allen County Lockup about 3 a.m. on a single count of domestic battery. He was released on $2,500 bond... [Full article here]

OFFICER FIRED FOR ALLEGED BATTERY Warsaw Officer faces felony domestic battery
Chris Hopper
23 Oct 2009
[Excerpts] NewsChannel 15 has learned Warsaw Police Officer Joseph Klaehn was fired Friday night during a closed door meeting with Police Chief Perry Hunter. Klaehn was arrested early Friday morning at his Fort Wayne home for allegedly slapping his wife several times... According to the police report, Klaehn allegedly made threats and struck his wife in front of their child.... [Full article here]

WPD OFFICER ARRESTED, FIRED AFTER FORT WAYNE INCIDENT
Times-Union
Daniel Riordan
10/24/2009
[Excerpts] A Warsaw Police Department probationary officer was fired Friday after his arrest in Fort Wayne for allegedly assaulting his wife. Joseph Robert Klaehn was booked into Allen County Jail at 2:35 a.m. Friday and charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery. Friday afternoon WPD Chief Perry Hunter told the Times-Union he believed the charge was a felony which would have kept Klaehn in jail for at least 72 hours... Hunter, who was in contact with Fort Wayne police, told Klaehn to meet him at the police station Friday night and instructed Klaehn to bring all WPD-issued items such as his weapon and uniform. During the 15-minute meeting Friday night, Hunter informed Klaehn he was fired... According to a redacted report from the Fort Wayne Police Department, dispatch received a call from a complainant stating that a woman was at his home was assaulted... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. No cop-hating or victim hating here, but it would be nice for this man's reputation, and those of others posted on this site, if follow-up stories were published. Individuals might like to know that Mr. Klaehn was cleared of all charges and that his (now ex) wife recanted the allegations within 24 hours of making them. Since then, she has had a number of run-ins with the law herself. His record is clean. There are some corrupt and evil police officers out there; this man is not one of them.

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