Thursday, March 11, 2010
[OH] Officer Lawson's back in the news - This time accused of pulling gun on father of his girlfriend's kids - in front of the kids
...[Dayton International Airport Police Officer Michael "Mike"] Lawson, 30, had pulled out a gun in front of his girlfriend’s children after threatening their father with physical harm, according to a police report. Lawson was not arrested, but ordered in to talk with prosecutors...
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[OH] Officer Michael Lawson arrested for, but not charged with, domestic violence - A Dayton police officer arrested overnight on domestic violence was released without any charges being filed. Michael Lawson, 30, who is an officer at Dayton International Airport, was arrested at a home on Deeds Avenue after an apparent fight with a woman. Lawson had initially been charged with unlawful restraint...
POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH MENACING AFTER BRANDISHING GUN
Dayton Daily News
By Lucas Sullivan
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 05:55 PM
[Excerpts] A Dayton International Airport Police officer is facing a misdemeanor menacing charge after witnesses and victims said he brandished his city-issued handgun in front of kids to threaten a man while off duty. City police responded ... after receiving a call that Michael Lawson “pulled a gun out” and threatened someone... Officers later learned Lawson, 30, had pulled out a gun in front of his girlfriend’s children after threatening their father with physical harm, according to a police report. Lawson was not arrested, but ordered in to talk with prosecutors Thursday, March 11. A case was created in Dayton Municipal Court Thursday morning with a misdemeanor charge of menacing, according to court records. Lawson is scheduled for arraignment in municipal court on March 23. Lawson has been placed on paid administrative leave and his weapon seized by his supervisor... ... Witnesses also reported Lawson approached [the kid's father] and made threatening comments, police said. Lawson then returned to his Jeep and retrieved a gun, police said. Numerous witnesses said [the man]’s children started screaming “He pulled a gun” before a resident in the area grabbed Lawson and broke up the altercation... This isn’t Lawson’s first brush with police. He was arrested on a domestic violence charge in May but the charges were later dismissed... [Full article here]
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