- [CA] OFFICER ROBERTS' 17 FELONY COUNTS FOR ABUSE OF WIFE AND GIRLFRIEND - ...[Huntington Beach Police Officer James] Roberts is charged with 17 felony counts of false imprisonment, threats, domestic battery, aggravated assault, dissuading a witness by force or threat and vandalism...
- [CA] SHANNON ROBERTS FILES CLAIM - SAYS POLICE INVOLVED IN HER COP HUSBAND'S ABUSE OF HER - ...On another occasion, the former wife called 911 when [her husband, Huntington Beach Police Officer] James Roberts showed up at her home intoxicated and trashed her home by breaking and destroying furniture...
Huntington Beach police officer James Roberts III is on paid administrative leave. He receives a monthly salary of $7,274.80.
The Orange County Register
By Annie Burris
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
[Excerpts] A Huntington Beach police officer who had been placed on paid administrative leave has pleaded not guilty to charges of physically abusing his former wife and a girlfriend. James Roberts III, 33, was arrested Sept. 2 and charged with physically abusing both his former wife, Shannon Roberts, and a girlfriend. James Roberts is charged with 17 felony counts of false imprisonment, threats, domestic battery, aggravated assault, dissuading a witness by force or threat, and vandalism. “James denies the allegations and there is substantial evidence that she is motivated by money and spite,” defense attorney John Barnett told the Register about Roberts’ former wife... A pretrial hearing is slated for Nov. 23... After Shannon Roberts contacted the Police Department, Small turned the case over to the Sheriff’s Department and asked it to complete a criminal investigation. An internal city investigation was stalled until about two weeks ago, when the Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office said the Huntington Beach department could move forward... The investigation is divided into two parts – one for James Roberts and one for the police officers who Shannon Roberts said were involved. Shannon Roberts also filed a claim for herself and another for her 6-year-old son against the city, alleging that police officers actively tried to cover up the abuse, which she says allowed it to continue. The claims, filed Sept. 24 and Oct. 14, respectively, name four employees and unknown 911 dispatchers... [Full article here]
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