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Friday, October 2, 2009

[TN] Ex-Humbolt Police Officer Stewart hit with paternity suit by the ex she shot, and is hitting Humboldt with a lawsuit

...In August, Melody Stewart filed a lawsuit against the city of Humboldt... In the lawsuit Melody Stewart filed against the city of Humboldt, she said she was fired by the city after she faced ongoing sexual harassment from other officers and from Kendall. The suit says that during her employment she received requests for sexual favors from male officers. The suit also claims that [her ex Robert] Kendall stalked Stewart before the shooting and police did not properly investigate her complaints...

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[TN] Officer Melody Pierce who shot her ex, loses her job, accused of filing a false police report on him later - ...The board determined that Pierce swore out a warrant against a former boyfriend using false information...

EX-BOYFRIEND OF FORMER OFFICER FILES PATERNITY SUIT
Jackson Sun
By Mariann Martin mmartin10@jacksonsun.com
October 1, 2009
[Excerpts] The ex-boyfriend of a Humboldt police officer fired in May after she was accused of filing a false police report says he may be the father of her child. Robert Kendall filed a petition in Gibson County Juvenile Court on Friday asking for DNA testing of Melody Pierce Stewart's infant... Stewart, who was a Humboldt police officer at the time, told Milan police she shot Kendall on Nov. 29 after he broke a window at her home and got into a scuffle with another officer. She was not charged in the shooting. The other Humboldt officer involved in the incident was Hunter Stewart, to whom Melody Stewart is now married. Kendall was charged with criminal trespassing, assault and two counts of vandalism in the incident. He later entered a best interest plea to a charge of simple assault and one count of vandalism. Melody Stewart was fired in May after the Humboldt Board of Aldermen determined that she swore out a warrant against Kendall in a separate incident using false information. Police said her actions violated department and city policies. In August, Melody Stewart filed a lawsuit against the city of Humboldt that accuses officials of not following up on her complaints about sexual harassment. The suit also claims that the officer's pregnancy played a role in her firing. Melody Stewart gave birth to a son in August. According to Kendall's petition, he and Melody Stewart were "dating and having a sexual relationship during the time that would be necessary for conception of the minor child." Kendall asks that DNA testing be done on the child. If he is the father, Kendall also asks for primary custody of the child with standard visitation for Stewart. Because of the injuries he suffered in the shooting, Kendall may not be able to have children, and "this may in fact be his only child," the petition says... In the lawsuit Melody Stewart filed against the city of Humboldt, she said she was fired by the city after she faced ongoing sexual harassment from other officers and from Kendall. The suit says that during her employment she received requests for sexual favors from male officers. The suit also claims that Kendall stalked Stewart before the shooting and police did not properly investigate her complaints. The lawsuit said Kendall continued the sexual harassment and stalking after the shooting.... [Full article here]

From August, since last post: FORMER HUMBOLDT OFFICER SUES CITY OVER FIRING
The Jackson Sun
By Stanley Dunlap
August 21, 2009
[Excerpts] A former Humboldt police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming city officials didn't follow up on her complaints about sexual harassment. The suit also claims that the officer's pregnancy played a role in her firing. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by Melody Stewart, formerly Melody Pierce, said she was fired by the city after facing ongoing sexual harassment from other officers and from another person outside of work... The lawsuit says that the city didn't follow procedures by not properly investigating Pierce's complaints. It states that the city treated her claims about sexual harassment as a "laughing matter" and knew that harassment affected her job. Humboldt city officials could not immediately be reached for comment. [Google's cache copy of original.]

Comment Excerpt:

...First he was not her "boyfriend" and never was. He was a creepy stalker and she could not get away from him. That is documented in many places. Second she did not "get away" with a shooting of him. The stalker broke in her house and tried to attack another officer. That is why no charges were filed against her, but he was convicted... This lady has done everything she can do to seek help...
[police officer, officer-involved, perpetrated, domestic violence, police department, patrolman, law enforcement, shooting, gun, tennessee state]

9 comments:

  1. To the person who tried to throw up here today - you are maybe the most offensive person who has ever tried to post here. You can write all you want to, and react however you want, but there is no way I will post your words.

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  2. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    this is the most stupidest thing in the world who ever made this is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this woman is inocient!!

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    1. she filed a false report in Madison county.. she claim she had order of protection against her ex. but no record of it was on file.

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    2. She never filed or it disappeared?

      I see a lot of charges and order go poof on this blog.

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  3. AnonymousJune 22, 2010

    This is my mom ! ...This is to who ever wrote this . You are just a low life loser who needs some serious help if this is all you have to do. Don't ever talk about my mom again !!! She is inocent Kendall is the one who got arrested because he broke in our house and was going to kill my mom and my brothers.So go get a life and stop bloging about people unless its you! Stalker!!!!! Find something else to do and this should be illegal.Talk about her again and I will sue you !!

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  4. Sue me. I'm in support of your mom, haven't written anything here against her, highlighted that she is SUING them for what she has been through and anything here is just news article excerpts. Sorry it's hard for you to see that this is in the news, but it is.

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  5. TBI Probing Injuries To Former Officer's Baby
    newschannel5.com
    Posted: Oct 23, 2009 6:52 AM PDT

    JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The TBI is looking into the injuries of a former Humboldt police officer's infant son.

    The Jackson Sun reported TBI special agent John Mehr said a 2-month-old boy was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville on Sunday. The child is the son of Melody Pierce Stewart, who was fired from the Humboldt police force in May, and her husband Hunter Stewart.

    Mehr said the investigation is into the child's injuries and declined to say whether the couple is under investigation. An attorney for the Stewarts said they are cooperating with Department of Children's Services investigators.

    Melody was not charged after she shot her estranged boyfriend Robert Kendall in November 2008. She was fired six months later after Humboldt officials determined she supplied false information in swearing out a warrant against Kendall.

    http://www.newschannel5.com/story/11371864/tbi-probing-injuries-to-former-officers-baby?redirected=true

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  6. AnonymousJune 02, 2011

    In May 2010 Hunter Stewart was found guilty of severe child abuse in juvenille court in Huntington, Tn with Judge Larry Logan. Melody was given full custody to child while Hunter lost his rights. Hunter Stewart broke the childs leg, ribs, had two brain hemorrages, and hemorraging behind his eyes. Hunter Stewart is still a police officer in Humboldt, Tn protecting and serving its inoccent citizens, Chief Raymond Simmons is aware of the judges findings. Why is Hunter Stewart still walking free? Melody's family has tried to get justice for the child and no one not even the DA will help everyone just wants her to go away. It's not fair, why did the media slam her but is not printing the findings of the abuse? I think the media should tell of her innocence and make things right. Someone needs to stand up for her and help her fight this battle she's facing alone.

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  7. What a NIGHTMARE! That is crazy. There has to be local pressure, sign and picketing outside municpal offices and buildings until a reporter will will get on board.

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