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Saturday, December 19, 2009

[CA] CHP Officer Handwork's wife wouldn't testify regarding abuse of her AND "CHILD" - Yuba officers didn't testify either.

...Spousal and child abuse charges against a veteran California Highway Patrol officer were dismissed today in Sutter County Superior Court after his wife refused to testify against him... Yuba City officers did not testify...

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[CA] CHP Officer Handwork arrested on suspicion of willful child cruelty and injury to a spouse - ...The California Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Richard Joseph Handwork of Yuba City was arrested Friday at the CHP office in Yuba City on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant and suspicion of willful cruelty to a child... An internal investigation has been initiated and Handwork will remain on administrative duties until it is complete...

Now you see it:

"SUSPICION OF INFLICTING CORPORAL INJURY TO A SPOUSE OR COHABITANT AND SUSPICION OF WILLFUL CRUELTY TO A CHILD."


Now you don't: "POOF!"



CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST CHP OFFICER AFTER WIFE REFUSES TO TESTIFY
Appeal-Democrat,TMCNews
By Rob Young
Dec 18, 2009
[Excerpts] Spousal and child abuse charges against a veteran California Highway Patrol officer were dismissed today in Sutter County Superior Court after his wife refused to testify against him. Brandi Handwork, wife of Officer Richard Handwork, 44, was called to the witness stand to testify at a preliminary hearing about what allegedly happened in October at the couple's Yuba City home. "I wish not to testify," was Brandi Handwork's response to all questions, including where she lives. "I direct you to answer," Judge Chris Chandler said. After Handwork refused to read a letter she wrote to the District Attorney's Office in October, Deputy District Attorney Alison Boutilier read the letter aloud. Handwork wrote that she was "deeply saddened" by the office's actions toward her husband. District attorneys are "badly mistaken if you expect me to destroy" her husband and family, she wrote... Yuba City officers did not testify. The couple sat together in the courtroom and hugged in the hallway afterward. "That was the criminal side," Capt. Jim Young of the Yuba-Sutter CHP office said in an interview after the verdict. Richard Handwork is still the subject of an internal office investigation and will remain on administrative duty until it's over, he said. [Full article here or here.]

Echo:

...CORPORAL INJURY TO A SPOUSE... WILLFUL CRUELTY TO A CHILD...

...CORPORAL INJURY TO A SPOUSE... WILLFUL CRUELTY TO A CHILD...

...CORPORAL INJURY TO A SPOUSE... WILLFUL CRUELTY TO A CHILD...

...CORPORAL INJURY TO A SPOUSE... WILLFUL CRUELTY TO A CHILD...


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